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Bowed zither ("Alexander violin")


Acquired at a flea market by Sidney Glickman, Riverdale, New York; April 2010, sold by Glickman to Tony Bingham, London; 2011, sold by Bingham to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 29, 2012)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Edwin M. Ripin Collection—Friends of the Collection Fund

about 1890

Object Place

Milford, New Hampshire, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pine, maple, ebony


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones