Pine, birch, and other woods, bone, lignum vitae and mother-of-pearl inlay.
22 3/16 × 7 1/4 in. (56.4 × 18.4 cm)
Gift of Miss Alice Getty, 1946
Not on view
Though the hardingfele was known as early as about 1650, Botnen maker of this instrument was responsible for the tradition that continues today.
Marking: Inkwritten label (not legible)
Henry Harrison Getty ; Alice Getty
Jayson Kerr Dobney, Bradley Strauchen-Scherer. Musical Instruments: Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. First Printing. @2015 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. New York, 2015, pp. 94-95, ill.