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One-piece carved back of hardwood. One-piece belly of cypress (?) with upper panel of hardwood. Seventeen small holes in belly. Triangular-shaped neck, headstock, and tuning pegs of hardwood. No separate fingerboard; sixteen frets and string guard (beyond nut) of iron. Separate piece of wood at...

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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

19th century

Object Place

Croatia

Dimensions

Length 59.8 cm, width 10.7 cm, depth 5.5 cm (Length 23 9/16 in., width 4 3/16 in., depth 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1757

Medium or Technique

Fruitwood

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones