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Musical Instrument Similar To Violin

  • Musical Instrument Similar To Violin
  • Musical Instrument Similar To Violin
  • Musical Instrument Similar To Violin
  • Musical Instrument Similar To Violin
  • Musical Instrument Similar To Violin
  • Musical Instrument Similar To Violin
  • Musical Instrument Similar To Violin
  • Musical Instrument Similar To Violin
  • Musical Instrument Similar To Violin
Smithsonian Museum
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Specimen Count
1
Description
From card: "Instrument made of two pieces of wood hollowed out and glued together to form a cylinder 1 5/8" long and 2 5/8" diam; single metal wire string; incised and painted in geometric designs over surface. Bow 16" long; string missing. Entered as No. 136 in Glenna's catalog: 'Apache violin, made by Dominick, given me by Lieut. (Allyn K.) Capron 7th Cav. This style is an old Apache instrument and the probable origin of the sign language name for the Apaches.'" The name Dominick is written on the fiddle.
Record Last Modified
6 Mar 2016
Donor Name
Frances Glennan
Jennie Glennan
Collector
Brig. Gen. James D. Glennan
Accession Date
1947-Nov-14
Object Type
Fiddle