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Hammered dulcimer

Hinged lid with paired stand


Private owner for multiple generations, Ipswich, Massachusetts; by 2012, sold to a picker; January 2012, sold to Alexander Westerhoff Antiques, Essex, Massachusetts; 2012, sold by Westerhoff to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 27, 2012)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds from the Musical Instrument Curator's Fund and by exchange from the Edwin M. Ripin Collection—Friends of the Collection Fund


Object Place

Probably New England, United States


Overall: 90 x 80 x 45 cm (35 7/16 x 31 1/2 x 17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones