Bowed zither ("Alexander violin")

about 1890
Invented by Sylvanus J. Talbott (American)


Object Place: Milford, New Hampshire, United States

Accession Number

2012.37

Medium or Technique

Pine, maple, ebony

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Provenance

Acquired at a flea market by Sidney Glickman, Riverdale, New York; April 2010, sold by Glickman to Tony Bingham, London; 2011, sold by Bingham to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 29, 2012)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Edwin M. Ripin Collection—Friends of the Collection Fund