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Accession_Number 2002.9.5
adlib_title carved kithara
Shape Kithara
Shape_description
Material Wood
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration A reconstruction of a kithara. Similarly to the barbitos, wooden frame with a horizontal bar resting across the top to which the seven strings are attached. Ornate carving and curls down each side. The lower part is a thicker section of wood with a bridge (as on our stringed instruments of today) to hold the strings taught. Zig zag carving at base for decoration and a red ribbon for the musician to hold attached to bottom right.
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Technique/Style Carved
Provenance
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Date
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Artist
Attribution
Image
2007.99.0174.jpg
2007.99.0174.jpg
Front view of a reconstruction of a kithara.
2007.99.0175.jpg
2007.99.0175.jpg
Front view of a reconstruction of a kithara.
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Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 82.9
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. Length 56.0
Location Education
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey
Date_edited 16.11.2002; 06.01.2006
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