Art About Music: A Lady Playing The Tanpura (c. 1735, Kishangarh, Rajasthan, India)

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(In this image from an atelier in Kishangarh, India in the early eighteenth century, the female entertainer plucks a tempura, a drone instrument used in Indian music.)

(Curious about the sound of the tanpura? Go to http://upasani.org/home/Welcome.html).

 

 

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