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Collections > Musical Instruments > Zither Harp
Zither harp of ebonised wood. Flat sounding box with two straight and two shaped sides, pierced centrally by a sounding hole. The wire strings almost cover the face. At the bottom a label records their pitch: five chords for the left hand, two octaves for the right. Metal tuning pins at the top of the zither. Transfer label in top left-hand corner reads "Welt Record" and inside the sounding box is another Welt Record, Made Saxony, Germany.
Size: Length: 50 cm; Width: 34 cm.
Artist / Maker: Welt Record
Object Type: zither
Actual Date: c. 1880
Century: 19th century
Museum Accession Number: 1973.13/M.Instr.