Rectangular-Shaped Plucked Dulcimer

Rectangular-Shaped Plucked Dulcimer

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Description (Brief)
This rectangular-shaped plucked dulcimer has an unknown maker, date, and place of origin. It has 6 strings. There is an old tag kept with the dulcimer that reads, ""Antique Dulcimer" [/] Made in seventeenth century [/] exact date unknown. [/] Made of hand split oak. [/] Played with quill [/] Originally owned by Harris family of Appomattox. [/] Loaned by Stephens Family."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dulcimer
place made
United States
Physical Description
oak (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 36 5/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 9.525 cm x 93.0275 cm
ID Number
1993.0569.11
catalog number
1993.0569.11
accession number
1993.0569
Credit Line
Gift of Virginia O. Jeffreys
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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