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Fiddle (cikârâ)

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Before 1945, Sarah Choate Sears (Mrs. Joseph Montgomery Sears) (1858-1935), Boston, Massachusetts; 1945, sold by the estate of Sarah Choate Sears to Peggy Stuart Coolidge (1913-1981), New York; 1981, by inheritance to her husband, Joseph R. Coolidge (1916-1999), New York; 1981, gift of Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1981)

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Gift of Joseph R. Coolidge in memory of his wife, Peggy Stuart Coolidge

before 1890

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Length 55.5 cm, width 13.2 cm, depth 8.7 cm (Length 21 7/8 in., width 5 3/16 in., depth 3 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood, animal skin


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones