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Item Details

Americana & Paintings

April 8, 2011 – April 9, 2011

Lot #126
Temp #20
DepartmentAmerican Indian
Sold For $1,000.00   (hammer price)
 $1,150.00   (price including buyer's premium)
Last Updated April 9, 2011

Description

RARE INUIT WOODEN KELUTVIAQ (FIDDLE OR LUTE) Last Half of the 19th Century
Played by the Inuit of Nelson Island and Southwest Alaska. Unusual hollow-carved one-string fiddle or lute with attached top. Heart and half-moon holes and metal mounts. While we are unable to find an illustration of this type of instrument, this item matches Kelutviaq descriptions from several books. We believe our description is accurate. Length 15.
Ex Collection: Rear Admiral John Lowe.


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Condition

Small crack in soundboard. Two of the metal mounts are missing. No bow.

The description of the item above may not be the final version used in the catalog. The descriptions are as yet unedited and may contain mistakes. The description, estimates and photos could all be wrong. In rare cases they may not end up in this sale. Once the items have received their lot number the descriptions will have been changed if needed.
 

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