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Fiddle (sihu) and bow

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Inscription

In pencil at top end of neck: Ssu hsien

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

China

Dimensions

Length 74.6 cm, diameter 8.3 cm, depth 10.2 cm (Length 29 3/8 in., diameter 3 1/4 in., depth 4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2062a-b

Medium or Technique

Bamboo, wood

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones