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Triangular Octave Spinet

Maker:
Attributed to Girolamo Zenti (Viterbo 1609-11?–1666/7 Paris)
Date:
before 1668
Geography:
Rome, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Wood and various materials
Dimensions:
Length parallel to keyboard 45.1 cm, Width perpendicular to keyboard 23.1 cm, D. 6.6 cm, 3-octave span 46.2 cm (i.e., 3x1 octave), Sounding lengths (plucking points): g1 40.2 (3.5) c2 32.8 (2.7) c4 7.0 (2.6)
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-plucked-spinet
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1227
Not on view
Marking: 1) (on key no. 1) Go Z ("o" in superscript)
2) (on key no. 30) Go Zi ("o" and "i" in superscript)
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
"Keyboard Instruments." Summer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1989), Vol. 47, No. 1, pg. 16, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 86.

Catalogue of Keyboard Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, pg. 49, 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. 86.



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