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Dhodro Banam Santal (?), Eastern India

Fig. 11: Dhodro Banam, Santal (?), East India:
H. 83 cm.
Private collection, Germany

This instrument is surmounted by four elephant riders (two front and two back) although originally there were probably six. The side of the instrument is decorated with chip carving. The neck is decorated with brass nails and inset panels. The sketches of fish are later additions.