Harpo-lyre

about 1830
Jean-Francois Salomon (French, 1786–1831)


Object Place: Besancon, France

Dimensions

Length 100 cm, width 43.3 cm (Length 39 3/8 in., width 17 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1221

Medium or Technique

Satinwood, spruce, ebony, ivory, mother-of-pearl, baleen(?), brass, nickel silver, silver, sheep gut

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Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Inscription

Stamped in ink at lower end of belly: SALOMON / BREVETE / .. 41 [?]

Provenance

Before 2006, sold by a dealer, France, to Tony Bingham, London, England; 2006, sold by Bingham to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 21, 2006)

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund