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Dhodro Banam Santal (?), Eastern India

Fig. 9: Dhodro Banam, Santal, Bihar:
H. 80 cm.
Private collection, Germany

Dancing women with drummers are typical in older instruments, as are the carved tassel-like elements on the lower edge of the finial, the two struts between the finial board and peg box, and the registers of carved ovals. A twin piece is in the collection of the National Museum, New Delhi.