Wooden tuning peg
Place details: EUROPE. UK. Northern Ireland County Antrim Lough Ravel Crannog. Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Wood Plant / Animal Leather Skin / Pitch / ?. Processes: Perforated / Carved / ?. Dimensions: L = 78 mm Maker: Unknown Field Collector: Unknown When Collected: 1863 Dec Other Owners: This object was listed in the Delivery Catalogue as having been transferred from South Kensington Museum in 1884. It was delivered to South Kensington Museum in October 1878. It was probably displayed at South Kensington Museum between 1881 - 1884. Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers ; Possibly displayed at Bethnal Green or South Kensington. PRM Source: Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers founding collection Acquired: Donated 1884 PR No.: 170/ 8386 171/ 8386 172/ 8386 371/ 8386 370/ 8386 PRM Image: F145
KEYWORD: Musical Instrument / Figure / Musical Instrument Accessory / Harp / CLASS: Music / Figure / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 3. MUSIC NAME: Harp peg.
Accession Book V entry - 1884.113.1 - 43 Music Stringed Instruments 1884.113.1 - 13 Musical bows, harps - Tuning peg of ancient harp of bronze. Plain at lower end and square at top for key. Found in Loch Revel Co Antrim
Added Accession Book V entry - See 131 A 18
Delivery Catalogue I entry - Musical Instruments Cases 9 and 10 3 keys of Irish harps 371/ 8386 370/ 8386
'Green book' entry - South Kensington Receipts, 4 February 1881 - Objects ... the contents of two cases acknowledged to you on 1 October 1878 [p71 of green book] - 3 bronze Irish harp keys
Balfour Catalogue: Red numbers Musical Instruments - Strings A Musical Bows - Harps: PR coll 3 tuning pegs (?) of ancient harps, in bronze, two of them plain and perforated at one end, squared at the other end for the key, one of them "found in Lough Revel, Co. Antrim" the other "Dec 1863 Day* Cork" (The third has an hexagonal section with female head and bust at the thicker end Ireland) Co Antrim Loch Revel Ireland
Added Balfour Catalogue: Red numbers Musical Instruments - 3 cards
Added Balfour Catalogue: Red numbers Musical Instruments - *Day collection
Card Catalogue Entry - Plain bronze ?tuning peg of ancient harp. Perforated at one end for string, squared at other for tuning key. Found in Lough Revel.
Display history: Displayed in South Kensington Museum (V&A). [AP Leverhulme project on founding collection 1995-1998]
Research notes: Pitt Rivers was in Ireland [serving in the Army] from 1862-66, this object may have been obtained during this period [Bowden, 1991: 60-4]. The logic of the green book entry would suggest that the correct fraction numbers for these three objects [1884.113.11 - 13] should be 170/ 171/ 172/ 8386 [AP Leverhulme project on founding collection 1995-1998]
Other information: Note that the fraction number is not given in the accession book entry.