Zither and case; [?]; c1828; CT77.213a-b

Name/Title

Zither and case

About this object

Zither and case; this zither is said to have come from the County of Tyrol (now part of Italy and Austria), about 1828. It was played by M J Laughton at the Big Mill at Hinahina on the Catlins River.

The zither has 28 strings, 31 tuning pegs and pearl shell decoration on the soundbox. The case is of painted wood, lined with felt and wallpaper.

Maker

[?]

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

c1828

Place Made

Europe, Austria, Tyrol

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood
processed material, metal
processed material, paper
processed material, textile, felt

Technique

carpentered

Technique

painted

Technique

covered

Technique

varnished

Measurements

A. Zither: h 40mm x l 510mm x w 310mm
B. Case: h 85mm x l 566mm x w 369mm
Large

Subject and Association Keywords

music

Credit Line

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

Object Type

musical instrument

Object number

CT77.213a-b

Rights

All rights reserved

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