Lute (setar)

about 1850–80


Object Place: Iran

Dimensions

Length 61.8 cm, width 9.8 cm, depth 10.3 cm (Length 24 5/16 in., width 3 7/8 in., depth 4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1975.320

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Provenance

By 1850, Mr. Moosesian, Sr., Turkey and Armenia where he played the instrument between 1850 and 1890; by 1908, by descent to his, Albert Moosesian (1888-1952), who brought the instrument to the United States. By 1975, Mrs. Zabel Moosesian, Arlington, Massachusetts; 1975, gift of Moosesian to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 14, 1975)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Zabel Moosesian