German Scheitholt Zither

German Scheitholt Zither

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Description (Brief)
This zither was made by an unknown maker in the United States, undetermined date. It is a German Scheitholt zither with straight sides, 15 metal frets, 2 sound holes (round and irregular-shaped), and four strings.
Currently not on view
Object Name
place made
United States
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 3 5/8 in x 3 1/4 in x 41 in; 9.2075 cm x 8.255 cm x 104.14 cm
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accession number
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Credit Line
Gift of Virginia O. Jeffreys
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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