Box Zither

Box Zither

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Description (Brief)
This box zither, possibly an aeolean harp, has two “double arrow” soundholes, carved into its soundboard. It may be made of cherry, and it has eight strings with no frets. It has very neat nailed construction with screws at the tail. Its maker, date, and place of origin are unknown.
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United States
overall: 20.5 cm x 22 cm x 65.5 cm; 8 1/16 in x 8 11/16 in x 25 13/16 in
overall: 7 1/4 in x 25 3/8 in x 8 9/16 in; 18.415 cm x 64.4525 cm x 21.74875 cm
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
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National Museum of American History
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