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Harp guitar (Symphony model, Style 5)

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Private family collection, Columbus, Ohio (apparently owned for many years); sold by the family to Fred Oster, Philadelphia, PA; 2008, sold by Oster to MFA. (Accession Date: September 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

American, about 1920

Object Place

Chicago, Illinois, United States


Overall: 105.4 x 40 x 10.8 cm (41 1/2 x 15 3/4 x 4 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany, spruce, ebony, mother-of-pearl, ivory, nickel silver, copper, silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones