Ghaida. Skin of whole animal with black hair left on outside (now worn off). Chanter tied in at animal's neck, blowpipe in back, and animals 2 forelegs tied off. Back end bunched and tied. Short wooden blowpipe with raised rings. Double chanter of light wood in wooden trough, held in by wax and string. Eng of double chanter bound with blue cloth with blue and white bead design on a leather strip. 6 finger holes in each pipe in parallel arrangement. Design of white, yellow, red and blue beads at top of chanter. Poor condition. Bag died and broken. Chanter loose in trough. Length of bag: approx. 53 cm. Length of chanter and trough: 34 cm. Length of blowpipe: 10cm.
Lot of fragments of an ivory clapper in the shape of a hand and forearm. Eleven large pieces, and numerous small flakes. The larger pieces are coated with what appears to be paraffin wax. Object is in very poor condition.
Dombeg. Hand drum made pf dark grey-brown wood with light grey skin head. Goblet shaped body has carved lateral grooves. Condition: Poor - head is half ripped from body. Strap is missing. Dimensions: Height- 40cm; Dia.- 26cm.
Toiblets. 2 drums closely joined by leather thongs. Nylon is stuffed between the drums. Leather strips are ;laced from head to base in criss-cross pattern around drum. Bodies are brown wood with beads wider than bases. Both drums are the same shape, but one is wider. The straps on larger drum cross more closely than on smaller drum. Condition: Fair - head of smaller drum is torn. Dimensions: smaller drum: length-19cm; dia. base-6.8cm; dia. head-15.5cm larger drum: length-19cm; dia. base-9.3cm; dia. head-20.3cm.
Santir? Trapedzoidal Shape. 24 sets of quadruple and one set of triple strings, each set consisting of one wrapped and 3 simple wire strings. The wrapped strings pass over bridges and are struck while the rest of the set vibrate in sympathy with them.
Kemange? Small spiked fiddle with iron peg, three lateral pegs, membrane sounding-board. Body and Neck inlaid heavily with Mother-of-Pearl and ivory. The shape of the body resembles a coconut from which the form was evolved.
Wooden fiddle with hollowed out body, circular at top with a long pointed lower end. Lower end covered with skin, round upper part left open. Square peg box, open at back, 2 lateral hour glass-shaped pegs. 2 groups of black horse hair strings attached to one end through holes in peg box and tied around short metal spike at other end. Good condition. Skin loose at edges. No bow. Length: 83.5 cm. Width of body (circular part): 14.5 cm. Body depth: 12 cm.
Lyra- Aegean name, Rahab- Arab. 3 large pegs (dorsal) for gut strings. Almond shaped body with flat belly with 2 D-shaped holes. Body is flat at back; no distinct neck although top and finger board part are covered with darker wood than on belly. Strings tied around wood section at lower end of instr. Back corresponding to finger board is of dark wood with strips of white; back of body seems made of 3 pieces of wood- 2 equal size outer parts with center piece set off by band (black-white-black). Good condition. Small piece of dark wood missing at back of neck. Cf. Sachs. fig. 78 (p.278); Mus. Instr., etc. pp. 217-218. Length: 40 cm. Width at sound holes: 13.5 cm. Width where finger board meets peg box: 4.3 cm.
Kemangeh. flat, short-necked instrument in peart shape. 2 "D"-shaped holes in belly; shallow, linear and circular designs, 3 round pieces of pearl inlaid in V shape; carved, slat peg box. 3 long dorsal pegs; wood end button extending from body. Fair condition - two pegs broken, wood cracked, strings missing. Length: 41 cm. Belly width: 15 cm. Depth: 5 cm.
Crude wooden fiddle with hollowed out body rounded at top and forming a point at the lower end. Pointed end is covered with hide. Rosin Bag attached by cord to sound post. Neck made of crudely carved wood which is split and ehld together by a piece of brass hammered on. Arrowhead-shaped peg box with 3 metal jinglers on top. 2 lateral pegs. Horsehair string attached to hole in pegbox at one end and to a leather strap at the other end of instrument
Domra or Dumarak. Tanbur type, brown wood. Sound perforations in soundboard. Pear-shaped body comes to a point. Long Slender neck with two frontal T-shaped pegs. Poor condition. Neck broken in two pieces. Holes and cracks thoughout body. Bridge missing.
El-oud. Round backed lute, large body with short neck. Body has thin lins of light colored wood inlya. Sound board of light wood; Sound hole with rose. Neck inlaid with ivory in scroll designs. Peg box curved back. 14 lateral pegs. Fair condition. Body cracked in several places, 1 peg missing. Length: 90 cm. Diam of body: 34.8 cm. Body depth: 19 cm.
Pear-shaped wooden Lute. Back of neck and body painted black. Sound board and finger board with ivory and mother of pearl inlay. Triangular mother of pearl inlay at bottom edge of soundboard and up the center of finger board. 7 circular mother of pearl inlays in sound board, 1 with square of ivory inlay around it. 4 pegs (2 lateral, 2 frontal). Peg box with carved ivory facing. Carved top to peg box, of ivory. 14 movable string frets and metal strings. Good condition. Frets loose, strings broken. Length: 78 cm. Width of soundboard: 12.5 cm. Depth of body: 10.5 cm.
Wooden, pear-shaped instrument with long round neck. Soundboard made from two pieces. Small holes in soundboard in a rough pattern. 11 frets of bound string. 2 pegs in tri-lobed shape (1 frontal, 1 lateral). Poor condition- part of soundboard missing, part detached. Strings missing. Length: 85 cm. Body depth: 12 cm. Soundboard width: 15 cm.
Pear-shaped wooden lute with 2 strings and 2 frontal pegs. Back of body is squared off into 7 segments. Neck end curves back. Part of a piece of paper glued to sound board remains. 4 holes in diamond formation in sounding board. Good condition. Sound board unglued at places from body. 1 string broken. Length: 73 cm. Width of sound board: 13 cm. Body depth: 9.5 cm.
Metal (silver plate?). Scales carved in each end of bow, curved snake head as hand grip. Light hair bound with leather at one end, tied around notch at other end. Good condition. Some hair torn, accompanying fiddle missing. Length: 59.5 cm.
Shepherd's Pipe (Double Reed). Pipes are light brown with 6 front holes carved in eachpipe. Mouth end is thinner than rest of pip. The 2 pipes are attached to each other by string at 4 places. String attached to each end of pipes used as handle
Meijiwiz (double reed). Pipes are light brown with 6 frontal holes carved in each pipe. Mouth end is thinner than rest of pipe. The 2 piepes are attached to each other by string at 4 places. String attached to each end of pipes used as handle. Good condition. (N. Martin 1872)
Large poly-globular gourd trumpet with lateral embouchure. 2 darl brown gourds in hour-glass shape. ringed with etched designs. Larger gourd open at bottom with black rim. Band around narrow juncture of the 2 gourds. Braided strap attached to band. Black protruding embouchure set in side of smaller gourd. Tapering black end attached to smaller gourd terminates with ivory ornament. Good condition - ivory end chipped and cracked, piece of strap detached.
Light brown thick wood, slight bell-shape at end. 7 frontal and one dorsal stop. Cylindrical bore. Label glued on near mouth end with printing in Russian. Good condition. Length: 33 cm. Diam of bell: 8.4 cm.
Rectangular and trapezoidal, made of dark wood. 4 membrane covered resonating surfaces at rectangular end with movable bridge. 2 open sound holes in middle sound chamber (possibly with rosettes). Solid peg box attached to body with fired nut. Top inlaid with ivory, pearl and wood. Sides inlaid with wood. 72 pegs, half of which are missing. Poor condition. Wood cracked and broken, pegs missing, strings broken.