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Lute (charango)

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Provenance

About 1920, collected on a Grace Line steamship cruise in Latin America; before 1984, acquired by Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts; 1984, sold by Deihl to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

1900–25

Object Place

Peru

Dimensions

Length 54.9 cm, width 13.1 cm, depth 5.2 cm (Length 21 5/8 in., width 5 3/16 in., depth 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.405

Medium or Technique

Armadillo shell, wood

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones