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Giraffe Piano

Maker:
Carl Lang
Date:
ca. 1830–40
Geography:
Nürnberg, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Various materials
Dimensions:
Case length (perpendicular to keyboard) 61.0 cm, Width (parallel to keyboard) 121.0 cm, Total height 239.3 cm, 3-octave span 48.1 cm, String length: longest 185.6 cm shortest 5.4 cm c2 26.5 cm
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-struck-piano
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1203
Not on view
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Makers of the Piano, 1820-1860: Volume 2. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK, 1999, pg. 227.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 270.

Catalogue of Keyboard Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, pg. 137, ill.

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. 96.



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