German Scheitholt Zither

German Scheitholt Zither

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Description

This German Scheitholt style zither was made by an unknown maker in the United States, undetermined date. It has a rectangular shaped body, with holes for 8 tuning pins, and a rounded head and tail. The bass rib is carved:

MISS MINNIE SEAMSTERS’ PROPERTY

(and stamped on the bottom block):

F. OBERTHIER

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
zither
place made
United States
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/8 in x 4 1/8 in x 34 5/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 10.4775 cm x 87.9475 cm
ID Number
1993.0569.12
catalog number
1993.0569.12
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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