(eleven 3-string choirs)

Unknown master.
Belorussia (?), Moldavia (?), Russia (?), the Ukraine (?), the end of the 19th century

Wood, metal

1933, transferred from the Ethnographic Department of the State Russian Museum (N. I. Privalov’s collection)
Stock number: 16516/1448

Judging by the number of available tuning pegs, the instrument was supposed to be 42-stringed, and judging by the number of balance pins, it was supposed to be 39-stringed. However, strings were never attached to 9 tuning pegs and 6 balance pins. A sound post is set between the sound board and the back at full width of the body. The sound board is barred with one plate (to the right of the right sound hole)