Mahakachhapi Vina
Title Mahakachhapi Vina
Accession Number 5981
Museum Name Indian Museum, Kolkata
Gallery Name N.A.
Object Type Musical Instruments
Main Material Wood
Component Material II Bones
Component Material III Iron
Country India.
Provenance India.
Origin Place India.
Find Place India.
Period / Year of Work Not Known
Inscription NA
Dimensions Maximum Length-258c.m. Maximum Diameter of the resonator-80c.m.
Brief Description It is a string musical instrument. The instrument consists of a very large circular wooden resonator decorated with designed ivory pieces and a long neck. Eleven frets are transversely fitted to the neck of the instrument. Iron strings are wound around six pegs. The head stock is decorated with a motif of a tortoise head.