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By 2012, sold at auction by source unidentified, Pennsylvania, to A. Appletree Antiques, Roseland, New Jersey; 2012, sold by A. Appletree Antitques to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 27, 2012)

Credit Line

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


Object Place

New York City, New York, United States


Overall: 59.7 x 38.1 x 3.8 cm (23 1/2 x 15 x 1 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood, brass, mother-of-pearl, ivory


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones