Qanun Charqi

Date of manufacture :

1922 ( Cairo Egypt) 

Usage context :

art music 

Description :

poly string instrument (78 grouped by three ). Strings are plucked with two plectra made of horn and fixed at then end of the index finger of each hand by two copper or silver rings.

Length, large base:

107 cm

* Baron Rodolphe d’Erlanger’s private collection