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Back comprised of seventeen ribs of maple, each separated by strips of dark brown wood, with capping strip. Belly of medium-grain softwood. Soundhole encircled with flowers of pearl set in red mastic. Separate carved rose of wood in geometrical pattern. Belly inlaid at upper and lower ends with...

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Inscription

Handwritten label: [illegible]

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

early 19th century

Object Place

Probably Naples, Italy

Dimensions

Length 76.5 cm, width 28 cm, depth 15.1 cm (Length 30 1/8 in., width 11 in., depth 5 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1760

Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ebony, ivory

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones