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Description (Brief)

This tamboura was made by an unknown maker, provenance and date undetermined. This instrument, listed in the accession file as a tamboura boulghary, was acquired from the collection of Leopoldo Franciolini in 1892 and it is subject to study.

Leopoldo Franciolini (1844–1920) was an Italian antique dealer who flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is remembered as a fraudster who sold faked and altered historical musical instruments.

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wood (overall material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 24 1/4 in x 4 in; 8.89 cm x 61.595 cm x 10.16 cm
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National Museum of American History
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