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Xylophone and two mallets

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With two hammers. Fifteen strips of wood of graduated lengths strung on cords and tied to a wooden frame. Diatonic compass from c' to c'''.


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 47.7 cm, width 27 cm, height 4.3 cm (Length 18 3/4 in., width 10 5/8 in., height 1 11/16 in.)

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Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Idiophones