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Lute (sanxian)

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Inscription

Fragmentary paper label on front of pegbox: [several Chinese characters]; in ink inside body: [two Chinese characters ?]

Provenance

By the 1970s, accessioned as source unidentified to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 22, 1989)

Credit Line

Source unidentified

19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Length 79.2 cm, width 14.5 cm, depth 7.3 cm (Length 31 3/16 in., width 5 11/16 in., depth 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1989.141

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones