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Zither (nigenkin)

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Inscription

In ink on underside: [three? Japanese characters]; paper label on underside: [several? Japanese characters]

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

late 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Length 109 cm, width 12.4 cm, depth 4.5 cm (Length 42 15/16 in., width 4 7/8 in., depth 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2159

Medium or Technique

Bamboo

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones