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Clavicytherium

Unknown

Date:
early 17th century
Geography:
Italy
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.
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-plucked-harpsichord
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1224
  • References

    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.



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