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Red label on top of body: [numerous Chinese characters]


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

Guangzhou, China


Length 98.5 cm, width 20.9 cm, height 12.2 cm (Length 38 3/4 in., width 8 1/4 in., height 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wutong and other woods, ivory


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones