Jun 5, 2009
Jun 5, 2009
Jun 5, 2009

Lamellophone (chisanji)

Lamellophone (chisanji)

late 1800s

Wood, iron, and wire

Overall: 19.1 x 10.2 x 6.4 cm (7 1/2 x 4 x 2 1/2 in.)

The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund 1915.495


Did you know?

The CMA acquired this plucky instrument in 1915, one year before it opened to the public.


The thumb piano portrays a wonderfully animated man riding a curious quadruped. His hat suggests he is probably a trader (pombeiro) engaged in long-distance commerce.

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