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Guitarra septima (seven course guitar)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 683
A dried armadillo shell is molded to shape the back of this guitar in imitation of a charango or Jarana.
Marking: Paper label glued inside: FABRICA DE GUITARRAS / ESTABLECIDA EN 1860. / [woodcut of guitar grouped with various other instruments and open music book] / MARCOS OIB [sic] / 5a. Calle de Barrera, / MEDIA CUADRA DE / "Los dos Camellos." / Merida - Yucatan
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Oceanica and America. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1913, vol. II, pg. 194, ill.
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