Fiddle (kokyu) and bow

Fiddle (kokyū) and bow

19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Length 67.7 cm, width 14.1 cm, depth 6.7 cm (Length 26 5/8 in., width 5 9/16 in., depth 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2151a-b

Medium or Technique

Red sandalwood, cat skin, lacquer work

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Inscription

In ink inside body: [three Japanese characters]

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection