Zither (Appalachian dulcimer)

1913
James Edward Thomas (about 1850–1933)


Object Place: Bath, Kentucky, United States

Dimensions

Length 86.8 cm, width 15.8 cm (Length 34 3/16 in., width 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1989.129

Medium or Technique

Walnut, poplar

On View

David and Stacey Goel Gallery (Gallery 239)

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Bottom, sides, soundboard, and fingerboard of poplar painted black. Three shallow feet. Pegbox and tuning pegs of walnut. Seventeen frets of iron. One stopped string. Two open strings.

Inscription

Handwritten label: manufactured by/ J. Edward Thomas/ Sept 10 1913/ Bath KY

Provenance

Before March 1965, gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, Boston, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 22, 1989)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes