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Cither viol (sultana)

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Body of a modified viol type. Back of one piece of maple, highly arched, with ink line purfling. Ribs of maple. Belly of pine, highly arched, with ink-line purfling and sound-holes of the flame type. Both back and belly have overhanging edges. Neck and peg-box of maple, ending in a...

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Printed label: Made by / THOs. PERRY and Wm. WILKINSON / Musical Instrument Makers / No. 6, Angelsea Street / No. [handwritten: 1954] DUBLIN 17 [handwritten: 94]; stamped on back: No 1954 / PERRY / DUBLIN


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)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection


Object Place

Dublin, Ireland


Length 71.1 cm, width 23 cm (Length 28 in., width 9 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ivory, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones