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Clavicytherium

Maker:
Unknown
Date:
early 17th century
Geography:
Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Wood and various materials
Dimensions:
D. 32.5 cm, W. 70.5 cm, H. 170.0 plus stand (73.0) = 243.0 cm, 3-octave span 49.9 cm, Sounding lengths (plucking points: C/E 131.8 (11.7) c2 29.3 (7.5) c3 13.5 (4.8) Scaling is not original, has been lengthened, especially in the middle of the compass.
Classifications:
Chordophone-Zither-plucked-harpsichord, Paintings
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1224
Not on view
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Instruments in the History of Western Music. New York, 1978, pg. 106, ill.

Historical Pianos, Clavichords and Harpsichords. N. E. Michel, Publisher. Pico Rivera, CA, 1970, pg. 121, ill.

Musical Instruments of the Western World. McGraw Hill Book Company. New York, Toronto, 1967, pg. 106-107, fig. 32, ill.

Keyboard Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Picture Book. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1961, pg. 21, fig. 9, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 87, ill.

Catalogue of Keyboard Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, pg. 103,105, 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. 87, 87+, ill.



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