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Lute (sgra-snyan)

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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

Himalayan region


Length 79.5 cm, width 12.5 cm, depth 9.2 cm (Length 31 5/16 in., width 4 15/16 in., depth 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, animal skin


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones