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Zither (Appalachian dulcimer)

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Bottom, sides, soundboard, and fingerboard of poplar painted black. Three shallow feet. Pegbox and tuning pegs of walnut. Seventeen frets of iron. One stopped string. Two open strings.

Inscription

Handwritten label: manufactured by/ J. Edward Thomas/ Sept 10 1913/ Bath KY

Provenance

Before March 1965, gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, Boston, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 22, 1989)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

1913

Object Place

Bath, Kentucky, United States

Dimensions

Length 86.8 cm, width 15.8 cm (Length 34 3/16 in., width 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1989.129

Medium or Technique

Walnut, poplar

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones