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Non-traditional body outline. One-piece back of slab-cut walnut. Ribs similar. Neck of plain maple. Crude scroll with no undercutting. Scroll/pegbox painted/stained brown. One-piece belly of slab-cut softwood, extended onto neck 30 mm. No purfling. Crude F-holes with offset notches....

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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 England region, United States


Length 60.5 cm, width 20.5 cm (Length 23 13/16 in., width 8 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Walnut, pine, maple


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones