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Cittern

Maker:
Simpson
Date:
ca. 1780–95
Geography:
London, England, United Kingdom
Culture:
British
Medium:
Wood, various materials
Dimensions:
Total length: 75.6 cm (29-3/4 in.); Fingerboard length: 22.5 cm (8-7/8 in.); Fingerboard width - top/bottom: 4.7 / 5.5 cm (1-13/16 / 2-3/16 in.); Body length: 35.5 cm (13-15/16 in.); Body width - widest/narrowest: 28.8 / 5 cm (11-5/16 / 1-15/16 in.); Body depth - neck/foot: 6 / 7.5 cm (2-3/8 / 2-15/16 in.); Vibrating length of strings: 42.5 cm (16-3/4 in.); Diameter of rosette: 8.6 cm (3-3/8 in.); Bridge height: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph W. Drexel, 1889
Accession Number:
89.2.167
Not on view
Marking: (stamped on back) SIMPSON: (stamped on back of head) SIMPSON MAKER/ LO(ND)ON
Joseph W. Drexel
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 49.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 49.



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