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A shallow sound-box with a straight right-hand side and a semi-circular extension on the left-hand side. Pierced sound-hole. Gradually tapering head. Lower end frontal string fastening, anterior pegs of iron wire with loop formed heads. Two paired stopped strings pass over seventeen wire frets...

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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

18th century

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Length 57.3 cm, width 21.5 cm, height 4.2 cm (Length 22 9/16 in., width 8 7/16 in., height 1 5/8 in.)

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Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones