Bronze tuning peg with decoration in the form of a female head
Place details: EUROPE. Ireland. "Ireland": ie Ireland or Northern Ireland (UK). Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Bronze Metal / ?. Processes: Cast / ?. Dimensions: L = 96 mm Maker: Unknown Field Collector: ?Robert Day When Collected: ?By 1878 Other Owners: Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers. 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. 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: F 145
KEYWORD: Musical Instrument / Figure / Harp / Musical Instrument Accessory / 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. Hexagonal section with female head and bust.
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 - Ancient peg, bronze, with hexagonal section and female head and bust at thicker end, described as tuning peg of ancient harp. No hole for string.
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] [AP Leverhulme project on founding collection 1995-1998]
Other information: Note that the fraction number is not given in the accession book entry.