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Middle Eastern Musical Instruments

  • The MFA’s Musical Instruments Collection contains over 1,100 examples from around the world, ranging from ancient times to the twenty-first century. Explore a selection of Middle Eastern instruments from the Museum’s holdings.

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  • Pair of cymbals (kasat?)

    19th century

    Object Place: Egypt

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height 0.6 cm, diameter 4.9 cm (Height 1/4 in., diameter 1 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2027a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Brass

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

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  • Goblet drum (darabukka)

    19th century

    Object Place: Egypt

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height 12.9 cm, diameter 13.6 cm (Height 5 1/16 in., diameter 5 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2014

    Medium or Technique

    Earthenware, animal skin

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Membranophones

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  • Frame drum (riqq)

    19th century

    Object Place: Syria

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height 6.5 cm, diameter 23 cm (Height 2 9/16 in., diameter 9 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2023

    Medium or Technique

    Wood, fish skin, brass

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Membranophones

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  • Pair of kettledrums (naqqara)

    19th century

    Object Place: Probably North Africa

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Object A: Height 9 cm, diameter 12.6 cm (Height 3 9/16 in., diameter 4 15/16 in.) Object B: Height 7.3 cm, diameter 11.6 cm (Height 2 7/8 in., diameter 4 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2018a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Copper, sheepskin

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Membranophones

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  • Jew's harp (chang-qobuz)

    1900–50

    Object Place: Probably Northern Afghanistan

    Description

    Handle of copper alloy around core of wood, decorated with nickel silver wire and inset with two teardrop-shaped pieces of red glass and small red and blue glass beads. Frame and prong of iron.

    Provenance

    Before 2003, acquired in Istanbul by a French dealer; by 2003, sold by this French dealer to Tony Bingham, London, England; 2004, sold by Bingham to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 21, 2004)

    Credit Line

    William Lindsey Fund, by exchange

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 19 cm ( 7 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2004.3

    Medium or Technique

    Wood, copper, nickel silver, iron, colored glass

    On View

    Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

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  • End-blown flute (nay)

    19th century

    Object Place: Egypt

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 60.2 cm, diameter 2.3 cm (Length 23 11/16 in., diameter 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1802

    Medium or Technique

    Cane

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • End-blown flute (nay)

    19th century

    Object Place: Egypt

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 73.2 cm, diameter 2.2 cm (Length 28 13/16 in., diameter 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1803

    Medium or Technique

    Cane

    On View

    Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • End-blown flute (nay)

    19th century

    Object Place: Egypt

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 43.4 cm, diameter 2.3 cm (Length 17 1/16 in., diameter 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2198

    Medium or Technique

    Cane

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Panpipes

    19th century

    Object Place: Northern Africa

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 15 cm, width 11.9 cm, depth 2 cm (Length 5 7/8 in., width 4 11/16 in., depth 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1832

    Medium or Technique

    Cane

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Duct flute (masul?)

    19th century

    Object Place: Egypt

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 26.2 cm, diameter 2.3 cm (Length 10 5/16 in., diameter 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2197

    Medium or Technique

    Cane

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Duct flute (düdük?)

    19th century

    Object Place: Turkey

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 23.6 cm, diameter 2.5 cm (Length 9 5/16 in., diameter 1 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1827

    Medium or Technique

    Wood

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Clarinet ('uffata?)

    19th century

    Object Place: Possibly Saudi Arabia

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 31 cm, diameter 5.2 cm (Length 12 3/16 in., diameter 2 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1869

    Medium or Technique

    Cane, tin (?)

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Clarinet (zummara?)

    19th century

    Object Place: Egypt

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 18.5 cm, diameter 1.1 cm (Length 7 5/16 in., diameter 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1867

    Medium or Technique

    Cane

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Double clarinet (zummara)

    about 1965

    Object Place: Egypt

    Description

    Provenance

    Before 1977, apparently a gift of Elizabeth Hatem to Edwin M Ripin (1930-1975), Forest Hills, New York; 1977, sold by the estate of Edwin M. Ripin to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1977)

    Credit Line

    Edwin M. Ripin Collection, Friends of the Collection Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 37.5 cm, diameters 1.8 cm (Length 14 3/4 in., diameters 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1977.81

    Medium or Technique

    Cane

    Not On View

    Collections

    Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Clarinet (zummara)

    19th century

    Object Place: Egypt

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 35.2 cm, diameters 1.4 cm (Length 13 7/8 in., diameters 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1868

    Medium or Technique

    Cane

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Double clarinet (zummara)

    19th century

    Object Place: Egypt

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 26.6 cm, diameters 1.2 cm (Length 10 1/2 in., diameters 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2199

    Medium or Technique

    Cane

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Double clarinet (arghul)

    19th century

    Object Place: Egypt

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 60.5 cm, diameters 1.4 cm (Length 23 13/16 in., diameters 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2200

    Medium or Technique

    Cane

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Oboe (e'raqyeh)

    19th century

    Object Place: Possibly Egypt

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 24.4 cm, diameter 2.9 cm (Length 9 5/8 in., diameter 1 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1896

    Medium or Technique

    Wood

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Oboe (zurna)

    19th century

    Object Place: Turkey

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 57.5 cm, diameter 7.8 cm (Length 22 5/8 in., diameter 3 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1900

    Medium or Technique

    Apricot wood

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Oboe (zurna)

    19th century

    Object Place: Turkey

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 29 cm, diameter 5.7 cm (Length 11 7/16 in., diameter 2 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1899

    Medium or Technique

    Apricot wood

    On View

    Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Trumpet

    19th century

    Object Place: Egypt

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 33.1 cm, width 7 cm (Length 13 1/16 in., width 2 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2195

    Medium or Technique

    Horn

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Psaltery (kanun)

    19th century

    Object Place: Turkey

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 92.3 cm, width 38 cm, depth 5 cm (Length 36 5/16 in., width 14 15/16 in., depth 1 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1772

    Medium or Technique

    Walnut, sheepskin

    On View

    Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Lyre (beganna)

    1900–50

    Object Place: Ethiopia

    Description

    Provenance

    Before 1975, sold by source unidentified, Ethiopia, to Dr. and Mrs. Avrum Bluming, Newton, Massachusetts; 1975, gift of the Blumings to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 14, 1975)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Avrum Bluming

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 121 cm (47 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1975.318

    Medium or Technique

    Wood, animal skin

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Lyre (krar)

    19th century

    Object Place: Ethiopia

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 68.9 cm, width 34.2 cm, depth 8.2 cm (Length 27 1/8 in., width 13 7/16 in., depth 3 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1766

    Medium or Technique

    Wood, animal skin

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Lute (rabab)

    mid-20th century

    Object Place: Afghanistan

    Description

    Provenance

    Before 1981, acquired from a friend (who exchanged a pack of cigarettes for it in the Sind Province of southern Pakistan) by Peggy Stuart Coolidge (1913-1981), New York; 1981, by inheritance to her husband, Joseph R. Coolidge (1916-1999), New York; 1981, gift of Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1981)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Joseph R. Coolidge in memory of his wife, Peggy Stuart Coolidge

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 74.8 cm, width 14.4 cm, depth 17.5 cm (Length 29 7/16 in., width 5 11/16 in., depth 6 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1981.773

    Medium or Technique

    Mulberry wood, goatskin

    Not On View

    Collections

    Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Lute ('ud)

    1899
    Emmanuel Venios (Greek, 1850–1915)

    Object Place: Istanbul, Turkey

    Description

    Music: Taksim in Ussak (improvisatory prelude), traditional (performed by Mal Barsamian)

    Provenance

    Before 2004, sold by dealer, Istanbul, to Dr. Peter Bambakidis, Rocky Hill, Ohio; 2004, sold by Bambakidis to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 22, 2004)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 81.2 cm, width 36 cm, depth 18.9 cm (Length 31 15/16 in., width 14 3/16 in., depth 7 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2004.519

    Medium or Technique

    Rosewood, black walnut, spruce, horn

    On View

    Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

    Collections

    Europe, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Lute ('ud)

    19th century

    Object Place: Possibly Egypt

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 77.7 cm, width 31.3 cm, depth 15.9 (Length 30 9/16 in., width 12 5/16 in., depth 6 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2178

    Medium or Technique

    Wood

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Lute (setar)

    about 1850–80

    Object Place: Iran

    Description

    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

    Details

    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

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Lute (setar?)

    19th century

    Object Place: Syria

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 59.9 cm, width 11.4 cm, depth 7.9 cm (Length 23 9/16 in., width 4 1/2 in., depth 3 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2194

    Medium or Technique

    Wood

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Lute (baglama)

    early 20th century

    Object Place: Probably Turkey

    Description

    Provenance

    1967, sold by Jane Hoffman, Concord, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 13, 1982)

    Credit Line

    William Lindsey Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 125.6 cm, width 21.5 cm, depth 21 cm (Length 49 7/16 in., width 8 7/16 in., depth 8 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    67.1230

    Medium or Technique

    Beech, walnut, spruce, mother-of-pearl

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Lute (cümbüs)

    about 1930
    Zeynel Abidin (Turkish Turkish)

    Object Place: Istanbul, Turkey

    Description

    Provenance

    Before 1975, acquired in Ethiopia by Dr. and Mrs. Avrum Bluming, Newton, Massachusetts; 1975, gift of the Blumings to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 14, 1975)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Avrum Bluming

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 87 cm, width 30.6 cm, depth 16.8 cm (Length 34 1/4 in., width 12 1/16 in., depth 6 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1975.319

    Medium or Technique

    Aluminum, wood, calfskin

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Fiddle (karadeniz kemençe)

    mid-20th century

    Object Place: Turkey

    Description

    Provenance

    1967, sold by Jane Hoffman, Concord, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 13, 1982)

    Credit Line

    William Lindsey Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 54.8 cm, width 8.2 cm, depth 3.9 cm (Length 21 9/16 in., width 3 1/4 in., depth 1 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    67.1231

    Medium or Technique

    Fruitwood, spruce

    Not On View

    Collections

    Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Fiddle (rababa) and bow

    19th century

    Object Place: Egypt

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 98.5 cm, width 13.5 cm, depth 9 cm (Length 38 3/4 in., width 5 5/16 in., depth 3 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2258a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Wood, goatskin

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Fiddle (rababa)

    19th century

    Object Place: Egypt

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 57.2 cm, width 10.5 cm, depth 3.3 cm (Length 22 1/2 in., width 4 1/8 in., depth 1 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2192

    Medium or Technique

    Wood, goatskin

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

    More Info
  • Fiddle and bow

    19th century

    Object Place: Egypt

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 63 cm, width 10 cm, depth 8.5 cm (Length 24 13/16 in., width 3 15/16 in., depth 3 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2193a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Wood, goatskin

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Fiddle (masenqo) and bow

    19th century

    Object Place: Ethiopia

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 90 cm, width 33.2 cm, depth 10.2 cm (Length 35 7/16 in., width 13 1/16 in., depth 4 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2190a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Olive wood, goatskin

    Not On View

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    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Bow for fiddle

    19th century

    Object Place: Turkey

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 56.8 cm (22 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1739

    Medium or Technique

    Wood

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Accessories

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