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Hipkins Musical Instruments - "Indian Drums" - Stipple Chromolithograph - 1923

From the book "MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, HISTORIC, RARE and UNIQUE" from London in Drawn by William Gibb. - Fine Chromolithograph - 92 years old - By A.J.Hipkins - Printed by A. & C. Black - x

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INSTRUMENTS FOR JOY - RESEARCH DDO:) MOST POPULAR RE-PINS - http://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/instruments-for-joy/ - Oriental guitar or lyre type instrument: Sursanga lute, 19th C, made from Indian wood, pearl & ivory. Sursanga is one of many Indian lute instruments popular in 19th century. India art features lutes in Ragamala paintings. Richly decorated musical instruments such as this sursanga were often given as gifts & used for display or wall decorations rather than playing…

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Musical instruments from India. Some of the instruments shown here are sitar, sarod, sarangi, flute, shehnai, tabla, pakhawaj, mridangam and harmonium.

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Sursanga Date: ca. 1880 Geography: Bengal, India Medium: Tun wood, gourd, bone, ivory. gut, wire Dimensions: L. 106.7 cm (42 in.); D. 24.1 cm (9½ in.) Classification: Chordophone-Lute-plucked-unfretted Credit Line: The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889

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Extinct Indian Musical Instruments - Mayuri. This peacock shaped stringed instrument was very popular in nineteenth century.

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