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Polygonal virginal

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Provenance

About 1900, Leopoldo Franciolini, Florence, Italy. By 1913, Hugh Whitaker, Lymington, Hampshire, England. Before 1924, reportedly owned by Eleanora Duse (1858-1924), Italy. By mid-1950s, sold by unidentified dealer, Florence, Italy, to Alfred Fondacaro, Jr.; by 1981, by descent to his daughter, Ada F. MacArthur, Brookline, Massachusetts; 1981, sold by MacArthur to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 10, 1981)

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund

1574

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Length 158.6 cm, width 49.1 cm, case height 17.9 cm (Length 62 7/16 in., width 19 5/16 in., case height 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1981.277

Medium or Technique

Cypress

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones