Bronze tuning peg with decoration in the form of a female head
Place details: EUROPE. Ireland, Republic of / "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
KEYWORD: Musical Instrument / Figure / Harp / Musical Instrument Accessory / CLASS: Music / Figure / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 3. MUSIC NAME: Harp peg.
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]