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Jew's harp (kouqin)

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U-shaped body of iron with long slender arms. Thin tapered iron tongue welded (?) to body, with small loop at playing end.

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

19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Length 12.2 cm, width 2.9 cm, thickness 1.1 cm (Length 4 13/16 in., width 1 1/8 in., thickness 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2140

Medium or Technique

Iron

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Idiophones