Zither; National Academy of Music (USA); [?]; CT80.1178


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About this object

Zither; wooden zither with 40 strings, 45 tuning pegs and a gold-painted bridge. The soundbox features gold transfers, three of which are decorative. The fourth transfer runs the width of the soundbox and illustrates the note represented by each string.


National Academy of Music (USA)

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Date Made


Place Made

North and Central America, United States

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood
processed material, metal


h 60mm x l 520mm x w 328mm

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From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

musical instrument

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