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Aeolian harp

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Long rectangular body of wedge-shaped cross-section, with removable cover, made of pine throughout. Round soundhole (diameter 52 mm) at center of soundboard. Two moveable bridges of ebony. Twelve gut strings fixed to brass? hitchpins at one end, passing over bridges and fastened at opposite end...

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Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

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Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

late 19th century

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Length 91.1 cm, width 12.3 cm, height 7.3 cm (Length 35 7/8 in., width 4 13/16 in., height 2 7/8 in.)

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Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones