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Type: Musical Instrument (77)
Thumb Piano
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe peoples
1915.495CCCC0
Oliphant (Side-Blown Trumpet)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.448CCCC0
Vina
India, British Period
1918.346CCCC0
Tsuzumi Drum
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868) to Meiji period
1918.349CCCC0
Lute or Tiorbino
Italy, probably made in the mid-17th century, but modified by later repair
1918.368CCCC0
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.442CCCC0
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1975.190©
Whistle (kasengosengo)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
1954.376©
Bowharp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1929.344©
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.444CCCC0
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 1800s
1915.443CCCC0
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.454CCCC0
Lyre Guitar or Lirachitara
M. C. Mousset (French)
1918.341CCCC0
Harp
France, 16th century
1918.363CCCC0
Vielle
Pajot of Jánzat (French)
1918.378CCCC0
Lyre Guitar
Italy, late 17th century
1918.379CCCC0
Harp
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1918.356©
Lutina
Francesco Presbier (Italian)
1918.386CCCC0
Moon Guitar
China, Qing dynasty
1918.382CCCC0
Guitar
England, London, late 18th century
1918.336CCCC0
Drum
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Iseyin, Yoruba
1975.159©
Viol
Iran
1918.353©
Flute
China, Qing dynasty
1921.914CCCC0
Mandore
probably France, 19th century
1918.338CCCC0
Gimbri
Africa, 20th century
1918.343©
Liuxian Pipa (Six-String Pipa)
China, Qing dynasty
1918.369CCCC0
Sanxian (Three-Stringed Guitar)
China, Qing dynasty
1918.348CCCC0
Lute
Italy, Venice, 14th century
1918.367CCCC0
Tambûr
Syria
1918.347©
Psaltery
China, Qing dynasty
1918.345CCCC0
Oud
Arabia
1918.350©
Vielle
Pajot of Jánzat (French)
1918.354CCCC0
Bow
China, Qing dynasty
1918.392CCCC0
Lute
Italy, Venice, 16th century
1918.362CCCC0
Kora
Africa, 20th century
1918.352©
Mandoline
Africa, 20th century
1918.385©
Mandolin
Giovanni Battista (Italian)
1918.340CCCC0
Fiddle
America, North American Indian
1918.381©
Bow
America, North American Indian
1918.396©
Mandoline
Giovanni Battista (Italian)
1918.377CCCC0
Ta'khe
Cambodia
1918.365©
Mandoline
Eastern Africa, Madagascar, 20th century
1918.384©
Erxian (Two-Stringed Chinese Fiddle)
China, Qing dynasty
1918.351CCCC0
Guitar
Italy
1918.390©
Pipa
China, Qing dynasty
1918.342CCCC0
Harp
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, 20th century
1918.357©
Piano
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bushoong, 20th century
1918.373©
Harp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zande, 20th century
1929.346©
Fiddle (iningidi)
Eastern Africa, Rwanda-Burundi, 20th century
1929.347©
Musical Instrument
East Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.322©
Drum (ingoma)
Eastern Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.343©
Side-Blown Trumpet
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon; Fang, 19th century
1998.93CCCC0
No image available
England, London, 18th century
1918.376CCCC0
No image available
East India
1918.361©
No image available
India, 19th century
1918.339CCCC0
No image available
Japan, Edo period
1918.374CCCC0
No image available
Japan, Edo period
1918.374.aCCCC0
No image available
Japan, Edo period
1918.374.bCCCC0
No image available
Japan, Edo period
1918.380CCCC0
No image available
Tibet
1918.391©
No image available
China, Qing dynasty
1918.344CCCC0
No image available
France, 18th century
1918.366CCCC0
No image available
Italy, 15th century
1918.337CCCC0
No image available
Vuilleaume of Lyons (French)
1918.370©
No image available
East India
1918.355©
No image available
Tibet
1918.389©
No image available
India
1918.387©
No image available
East India
1918.388©
No image available
India
1918.394©
No image available
Italy, 15th century
1918.360CCCC0
No image available
Japan, Edo period
1918.359CCCC0
No image available
Japan, Edo period
1918.359.aCCCC0
No image available
Japan, Edo period
1918.359.bCCCC0
No image available
Japan, Edo period
1918.383CCCC0
No image available
India
1918.393©
No image available
probably by Fernando Theze (Italian)
1918.358CCCC0
No image available
China, Qing dynasty
1918.371CCCC0
No image available
Italy, late 17th century
1918.364CCCC0
No image available
India
1918.375©
No image available
India
1918.397©
No image available
Italy, Rome, late 17th century
1918.372CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Thumb Piano
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe peoples
1915.495Wood, iron, and wireOverall: 19.1 x 10.2 x 6.4 cm (7 1/2 x 4 x 2 1/2 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension FundCCCC0
Oliphant (Side-Blown Trumpet)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (most likely), Cabinda, or Republic of the Congo, probably Yombe people
2010.448IvoryOverall: 32 x 4 x 6 cm (12 5/8 x 1 9/16 x 2 3/8 in.)René and Odette Delenne Collection, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Vina
India, British Period
1918.346Painted and gilded wood with ivory veneers and inlay; copper alloy frets; iron alloy strings (with one modern copper replacement)Overall: 95.2 x 15.3 cm (37 1/2 x 6 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Tsuzumi Drum
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868) to Meiji period
1918.349Wood with lacquer and sprinkled gold powder (maki-e), hide, iron, and cordDiameter: 20.4 cm (8 1/16 in.); Overall: 25.4 cm (10 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Lute or Tiorbino
Italy, probably made in the mid-17th century, but modified by later repair
1918.368WoodOverall: 100.7 x 27.7 cm (39 5/8 x 10 7/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.442Probably hippopotamus ivoryOverall: 5.7 x 3.2 cm (2 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Bell
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1975.190Wood and plant fiberOverall: 25.4 cm (10 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Whistle (kasengosengo)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pende, early 20th century
1954.376WoodOverall: 9.6 x 4.8 cm (3 3/4 x 1 7/8 in.)Gift of Mrs. Louise M. Dunn in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Jelliffe©
Bowharp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1929.344Wood, rawhide, plant fiber, metal, and glass beadHandle: 36.9 cm (14 1/2 in.); Drum: 18.2 cm (7 3/16 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.444Probably hippopotamus ivoryOverall: 8.6 x 3.2 cm (3 3/8 x 1 1/4 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 1800s
1915.443Probably hippopotamus ivoryOverall: 7.3 x 3.2 cm (2 7/8 x 1 1/4 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Whistle
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Chokwe people, late 19th century
1915.454WoodOverall: 8.9 x 3.8 cm (3 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)Educational Purchase FundCCCC0
Lyre Guitar or Lirachitara
M. C. Mousset (French)
1918.341Varnished woodOverall: 32.7 x 78.1 cm (12 7/8 x 30 3/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Harp
France, 16th century
1918.363Overall: 125.8 x 61.6 cm (49 1/2 x 24 1/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Vielle
Pajot of Jánzat (French)
1918.378Overall: 74 x 33 cm (29 1/8 x 13 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Lyre Guitar
Italy, late 17th century
1918.379Overall: 76.9 x 33.4 cm (30 1/4 x 13 1/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Harp
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1918.356Wood, rawhide, and stringOverall: 63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Lutina
Francesco Presbier (Italian)
1918.386Overall: 54 x 19.1 cm (21 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Moon Guitar
China, Qing dynasty
1918.382WoodDiameter: 35.6 cm (14 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Guitar
England, London, late 18th century
1918.336Varnished woodOverall: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Drum
Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Iseyin, Yoruba
1975.159Wood and rawhideOverall: 45 cm (17 11/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. White©
Viol
Iran
1918.353Overall: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Flute
China, Qing dynasty
1921.914BambooOverall: 33.7 x 2.3 cm (13 1/4 x 7/8 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. LymanCCCC0
Mandore
probably France, 19th century
1918.338Overall: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Gimbri
Africa, 20th century
1918.343Wood, rawhide, and stringOverall: 54.6 cm (21 1/2 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Liuxian Pipa (Six-String Pipa)
China, Qing dynasty
1918.369WoodOverall: 100.4 x 31.5 cm (39 1/2 x 12 3/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Sanxian (Three-Stringed Guitar)
China, Qing dynasty
1918.348WoodDiameter: 14.4 cm (5 11/16 in.); Overall: 82.6 cm (32 1/2 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Lute
Italy, Venice, 14th century
1918.367Overall: 93 x 31.8 cm (36 5/8 x 12 1/2 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Tambûr
Syria
1918.347Overall: 58.4 x 10.5 cm (23 x 4 1/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Psaltery
China, Qing dynasty
1918.345WoodOverall: 59.8 x 15 cm (23 9/16 x 5 7/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Oud
Arabia
1918.350Overall: 81.3 x 33.7 cm (32 x 13 1/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Vielle
Pajot of Jánzat (French)
1918.354Overall: 73.7 x 33 cm (29 x 13 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Bow
China, Qing dynasty
1918.392WoodOverall: 76.2 cm (30 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Lute
Italy, Venice, 16th century
1918.362Overall: 91.5 x 34 cm (36 x 13 3/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Kora
Africa, 20th century
1918.352Gourd, wood, rawhide, string, and ropeDiameter: 32.4 cm (12 3/4 in.); Overall: 111.8 cm (44 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Mandoline
Africa, 20th century
1918.385Wood, rawhide, upholstery studs, string, metal, and colorantOverall: 19.8 x 7.7 cm (7 13/16 x 3 1/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Mandolin
Giovanni Battista (Italian)
1918.340Varnished woodOverall: 17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Fiddle
America, North American Indian
1918.381WoodDiameter: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.); Overall: 50.8 cm (20 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Bow
America, North American Indian
1918.396Overall: 54.1 cm (21 5/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Mandoline
Giovanni Battista (Italian)
1918.377Overall: 57.5 x 17.2 cm (22 5/8 x 6 3/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Ta'khe
Cambodia
1918.365Tropical hardwood with ferrous metal and silk stringsOverall: 17.7 x 108.6 x 28.2 cm (6 15/16 x 42 3/4 x 11 1/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Mandoline
Eastern Africa, Madagascar, 20th century
1918.384Wood, calabash, rawhide, and stringOverall: 24.2 x 12.8 cm (9 1/2 x 5 1/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Erxian (Two-Stringed Chinese Fiddle)
China, Qing dynasty
1918.351WoodDiameter: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.); Overall: 43.2 cm (17 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Guitar
Italy
1918.390SilverOverall: 73.7 x 23.2 cm (29 x 9 1/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Pipa
China, Qing dynasty
1918.342WoodOverall: 92.4 x 30.2 cm (36 3/8 x 11 7/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Harp
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, 20th century
1918.357Wood, snakeskin, plant fiber, cane, string, and colorantOverall: 63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Piano
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bushoong, 20th century
1918.373Wood, iron, and upholstery studsOverall: 16.2 cm (6 3/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Harp
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zande, 20th century
1929.346Wood, snakeskin, pelt, cloth, and natural fiberDiameter: 31.8 cm (12 1/2 in.); Overall: 43.2 cm (17 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Fiddle (iningidi)
Eastern Africa, Rwanda-Burundi, 20th century
1929.347Wood, snakeskin, and plant fiberDiameter: 10.2 cm (4 in.); Overall: 44.2 cm (17 3/8 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Musical Instrument
East Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.322Wood and leatherOverall: 66.7 cm (26 1/4 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
Drum (ingoma)
Eastern Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.343Wood, rawhide, and plant fiberDiameter: 31.2 cm (12 5/16 in.); Overall: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Side-Blown Trumpet
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon; Fang, 19th century
1998.93Elephant ivoryOverall: 38 cm (14 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
No image available
England, London, 18th century
1918.376Varnished woodOverall: 90.5 x 37.5 cm (35 5/8 x 14 3/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
No image available
East India
1918.361Overall: 108 x 17.2 cm (42 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
No image available
India, 19th century
1918.339Overall: 61.6 cm (24 1/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
No image available
Japan, Edo period
1918.374Overall: 96.8 cm (38 1/8 in.); Widest end: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
No image available
Japan, Edo period
1918.380Overall: 85.8 cm (33 3/4 in.); Widest end: 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
No image available
Tibet
1918.391BoneOverall: 20.4 x 17.8 x 13.1 cm (8 1/16 x 7 x 5 3/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
No image available
China, Qing dynasty
1918.344WoodOverall: 96.6 x 27.4 x 11.2 cm (38 1/16 x 10 13/16 x 4 7/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
No image available
France, 18th century
1918.366Overall: 164.5 x 80.7 cm (64 3/4 x 31 3/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
No image available
Italy, 15th century
1918.337Varnished woodOverall: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
No image available
Vuilleaume of Lyons (French)
1918.370Overall: 92.5 x 34 cm (36 7/16 x 13 3/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
No image available
East India
1918.355Diameter: 33.7 cm (13 1/4 in.); Overall: 133.4 cm (52 1/2 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
No image available
Tibet
1918.389BoneOverall: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
No image available
India
1918.387Overall: 59.1 x 13.1 cm (23 1/4 x 5 3/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
No image available
East India
1918.388Overall: 55.9 x 15.3 cm (22 x 6 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
No image available
India
1918.394Overall: 53.4 cm (21 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
No image available
Italy, 15th century
1918.360Overall: 88.9 x 25.4 cm (35 x 10 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
No image available
Japan, Edo period
1918.359Overall: 117.8 cm (46 3/8 in.); Widest end: 23.8 cm (9 3/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
No image available
Japan, Edo period
1918.383Overall: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
No image available
India
1918.393Overall: 59.1 cm (23 1/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
No image available
probably by Fernando Theze (Italian)
1918.358Diameter: 39.8 cm (15 11/16 in.); Overall: 95 cm (37 3/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
No image available
China, Qing dynasty
1918.371WoodOverall: 18.8 cm (7 3/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
No image available
Italy, late 17th century
1918.364Overall: 188.2 x 38.1 cm (74 1/8 x 15 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
No image available
India
1918.375Overall: 68 x 20.7 cm (26 3/4 x 8 1/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
No image available
India
1918.397Overall: 62.2 x 8 x 1.4 cm (24 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 9/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
No image available
Italy, Rome, late 17th century
1918.372Overall: 160.7 x 29.6 cm (63 1/4 x 11 5/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0