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Non-traditional body outline. One-piece back of bird's-eye maple. Ribs of walnut (?). Neck of plain maple. Large wedge (6 mm. maximum thickness) between neck and fingerboard. Large crude scroll with deep undercutting. Back of pegbox terminates in an upturned hook. One-piece belly of...

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Provenance

1987, sold by Harold Priest, Damariscotta, Maine, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 21, 1987)

Credit Line

Gift of Frank G. Webster

19th century

Object Place

New Hampshire, United States

Dimensions

Length 61.5 cm, width 19.9 cm (Length 24 3/16 in., width 7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1987.11

Medium or Technique

Maple, walnut, pine

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones