- Museum number
Model rebab (lute) made of ivory, silver, and immitation tortoise-shell [possibly nut or fruit]. The membrane is a replacement, made of animal skin.
- Production date
- 18thC-19thC (early) (before 1824)
Length: 24.20 centimetres
Width: 6 centimetres
Depth: 2.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Described as "small lute ...of ivory and tortoise-shell" in Register. In fact a model rebab, the "tortoise-shell" being fruit or nut case according to J.Scott-Kemball (unpublished MS "The Raffles Gamelan", ch.3 and 8, and pl.569).
According to Jeune Scott-Kemball in a 1976 letter, the scaling of the gamelan instruments was determined by Jaap Kunst in 1938. All the instruments except one were slendro. The exception is pelog. The ordering of the keys in the scale was determined by a Javanese musician.
- On display (G1/wp122)
- Exhibition history
1994, National Museum of Singapore, 'Raffles Reviewed: Sir Stamford Raffles'
- Acquisition date
- Registration number