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Inscription

"Posée le 15m / doctobre / 1667" in ink or black crayon on underside of soundboard; "PAR I H COL[LESSE] / LION 1739" in ink on an interior strut which had been added during the 18th c. ravalement, or later

Provenance

1961, André Meyer, Paris, France; 1970, sold by André Meyer to Edwin M. Ripin (1930-1975), Forest Hills, New York; 1977, sold by the estate of Edwin M. Ripin to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1977)

Credit Line

Edwin M. Ripin Collection, Friends of the Collection Fund

1667

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

Length 215 cm, width 76.5 cm, case height 25.9 cm, height with stand 96.2 cm (Length 84 5/8 in., width 30 1/8 in., case height 10 3/16 in., height with stand 37 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1977.55

Medium or Technique

Walnut

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones