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Keyed Cittern (English Guitar)

Christian Claus
(German, active London ca. 1783–1793 New York)

Date: ca. 1785
Medium: Various woods, bone, ivory, brass
Dimensions: Total length: 70.4 cm Fingerboard length: 22.4 Fingerboard width, top/bottom: 4.5/5.75 Body length: 37.7 Max. body width: 30.2 Narrowest point (neck foot): 5.7 Body depth, neck: 9.4; foot and back: 6.9 Vibrating length of strings: ca. 43 cm (bridge is movable) Diameter of rosette to outer linked circle: 12.2 Bridge height: 18.5 mm
Classification: Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line: Gift of Helen C. Lanier, 1982
Accession Number: 1982.241.3

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