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Accession_Number 2002.9.4
adlib_title carved barbitos
Shape Barbitos
Shape_description
Material Wood
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration A reconstruction of a barbiton comprised of a heart shaped wooden frame with a horizontal bar at the top to which the seven strings are attached. The strings are arranged vertically and are attached at the bottom where there is a tortoise shell with some sort of drum skin drawn taught across the top. A red ribbon has been added for decoration to the left at the bottom.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact and complete; wood is slightly stained and sticky (from previous adhesive) at the right side of the crossbar; the ‘leather’ drum is brittle, as are the strings, which are loose; the velvet fillet is in dissaray, with some torn stitches.
Technique/Style Carved
Provenance
Period Modern
Date 1974
Dating_details
Artist Helen Roberts
Attribution
Image
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Front view of a reconstruction of a barbiton.
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Reverse view of a reconstruction of a barbiton.
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Reverse view of a detail of a replica barbiton.
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Front view of a reconstruction of a barbiton.
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Front view of a reconstruction of a barbiton.
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Front view of a reconstruction of a barbiton.
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Side view of a reconstruction of a barbiton.
Comparanda
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Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 83.6
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. W. 43.0
Location Symposium
Edited_by Denise; Amy
Date_edited 16.09.2002; 13.05.2004
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