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Cittern

Simpson

Date: ca. 1780–95
Geography: London, England, United Kingdom
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

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