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Harp

Description

Triangular form w/ faceted demi-lune base w/ two small paw feet at front, two ball feet and seven pedals at back; ram's head column w/ capitol extends full height of harp at front; joined at base to sounding board which is at 60 degree angle to column; S-curve form connects sounding board to column; strings stretch from sounding board to S-curve.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1806
Inscriptions
Writing on bottom reads: ""Soy(?) Le 16 Semptembre 1806"" More illegible writing below.
Material
gesso
gilding
gut
mahogany (wood)
metal
painting (coating)
steel (alloy)
Object type
Musical T&E
Descriptive terms
gesso
Gesso
Gilded
gilding
Gut
gut
HARP
harps (chordophones)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
metal
Painted
painting (coating)
Steel
steel (alloy)
Unidentified Metal
Dimensions
62.875 x 24 x 30 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1924.22
GUSN
17108

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