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Double-Bouted Plucked Dulcimer

Double-Bouted Plucked Dulcimer

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Description (Brief)
This plucked dulcimer with double bouts, creating an hourglass shape, was made in Gallia, County, Ohio, but its maker and date are unknown. It is made of light wood, possibly maple or poplar. One of its three strings is fretted, and four heart-shaped holes are carved in the soundboard, two by two on each side of the fretboard.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dulcimer
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 cm x 16 cm x 91 cm; 3 15/16 in x 6 5/16 in x 35 13/16 in
overall: 4 in x 6 7/16 in x 35 7/8 in; 10.16 cm x 16.35125 cm x 91.1225 cm
ID Number
1996.0276.21
accession number
1996.0276
catalog number
1996.0276.21
collector/donor number
E44
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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