19th Century Celempung Musical Instrument from Java, Indonesia For Sale
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19th Century Celempung Musical Instrument from Java, Indonesia

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A traditional string musical instrument from Java, late 19th century. This antique celempung from Java, Indonesia has a beautifully decorated wood body, with pierced and carved skirt undercarriage and raised upon legs that terminate into hoof feet. The sitter (celempung) is a string instrument, traditionally used in Javanese gamelan, having between 11 and 13 pairs of strings, and strung on each side, between a box resonator, and is played by the musician plucking strings with his/her thumbnails. This piece has a nice patina showing it's rich history and prior use, with remnants of old green paint found throughout. This 19th century celempung would make wonderful decorative item within your home.

Details

  • Place of Origin
    Indonesia
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Light wear throughout consistent with age and use. Instrument still produces a tune when strummed! Please refer to the various additional photos for further condition detail.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 24.5 in. x W 32 in. x D 18 in.H 62.23 cm x W 81.28 cm x D 45.72 cm
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Seller Reference Number
    Accessory #1809
  • Reference Number
    LU876412367253
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