Object Place: Southern France
Length 10.5 cm, width 7.5 cm, thickness 1 cm (Length 4 1/8 in., width 2 15/16 in., thickness 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)
Trapezoidal flat piece of boxwood with an ear having a small hole by which it is hung. Eleven tubes bored into the piece. Unvarnished. Compass: c”’-f””; diatonic scale. Used by itinerant Basque dealers.
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)
Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection