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Dital harp

about 1820
Invented by Edward Light (English, 1747–1832 English)


Object Place, London, England

Dimensions

Height 86.4 cm, width 35.6 cm (Height 34 in., width 14 in.)

Accession Number

2007.327

Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ebony, ivory

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones

Inscription

In gold on upper surface of soundbox: Light, / Foley Place, / London, / Patent No. 167

Provenance

By 2007, Mallett & Son Antiques, Ltd., London, England; March 2007, sold by Mallett &Sons to Alan Rubin, Pelham Galleries, London, England; 2007, sold by Rubin to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 25, 2007)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund