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Fiddle (husla)

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Elongated body with incurved sides and flat back. Belly of soft pine highly arched, formed by a part of cylindrical surface with rectilinear generator. Ribs of maple, formed of four pieces, shallow in the upper part and wide in the lower part. Two narrow parallel rectangular slits on the...

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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

18th century

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Length 62 cm, width 19.2 cm (Length 24 7/16 in., width 7 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Maple, pine


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones