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Harpo-lyre

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Guitar-shaped body (in lower part) with slightly curved back of polished mahogany. Ribs of mahogany. Sound-board of pine; three sounnd-holes with marquetry inlay around the edges. The upper part of the body has three extensions, to which are affixed three necks, the middle one being shorter...

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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

about 1830

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Length 100 cm, width 43.3 cm (Length 39 3/8 in., width 17 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1755

Medium or Technique

Rosewood, spruce

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones