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Fiddle (lyra) and bow

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Pear-shaped body made of a solid piece of wood, with integral neck and head, and vaulted back. Sound space hollowed out and covered with pine sound-board with two semi-circular sound-hoels. Three gut strings attached by wire loops to a boss at the bottom; movable bridge; two outer strings are...

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Provenance

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

19th century

Object Place

Greece

Dimensions

Length 44 cm, width 14.7 cm (Length 17 5/16 in., width 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1705a-b

Medium or Technique

Pine

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones