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Harp (after 15th-century German type)

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Quadrangular soundbox. Back and sides carved from solid block of maple. Soundboard of maple with two pairs of rosettes of ivory. Curved pillar of maple with U-shaped cross section. Neck of maple. Pillar and neck both decorated with three diamond-shaped inlays of contrasting wood. String pegs of...

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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)

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Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

late 19th century

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Height 61.8 cm, width 27.5 cm, depth 9.3 cm (Height 24 5/16 in., width 10 13/16 in., depth 3 11/16 in.)

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Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones