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A trapeze-shaped pine sound-box with bevelled edges and an ornamented sound-hole. Two bridge bars and a tuning pin bar on the top. Twenty-two doubled steel strings, both ends of which are fixed to the tuning pins; the looped ends of the strings are affixed to hooks fastened on the side of the...

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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)

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Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

19th century

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Length 61.9 cm, width 34.3 cm, height 3 cm (Length 24 3/8 in., width 13 1/2 in., height 1 3/16 in.)

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Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones