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Piano pyramidal
  • CollectionCollection Musical Instruments
  • Inventory number1631
  • Object namePyramid piano
  • ClassificationMusical instruments > 3 Chordophones > 31 Simple chordophones or zithers > 314 Board zithers > 314.1 True board zithers > True board zithers with resonator > True board zithers with resonator box (box zither) > Box zithers, sounded by hammers or beaters, with keyboard
  • TitlePiano pyramidal
  • CreatorChristian-Ernst Friederici
  • GeographyPlace of production: Gera (district) (Europe > Central Europe > Germany > Thüringen (state))
  • Date1745
  • MaterialIron (Metal)
    European beech (Vegetal > Wood (vegetal material) > Hardwood > Beech (Fagus sp.))
    African ebony (Vegetal > Wood (vegetal material) > Hardwood > Ebony (Diospyros sp.))
    Fir (Abies sp.) (Vegetal > Wood (vegetal material) > Softwood)
    sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) (Vegetal > Wood (vegetal material) > Hardwood > Maple (Acer sp.))
    European Boxwood (Buxus sp.) (Vegetal > Wood (vegetal material) > Hardwood)
    Ivory (Animal > Tooth > Mammal tooth)
    Ash (Fraxinus sp.) (Vegetal > Wood (vegetal material) > Hardwood)
    Leather (Processed material > Animal)
    Hornbeam (Carpinus sp.) (Vegetal > Wood (vegetal material) > Hardwood)
    Walnut (Juglans sp.) (Vegetal > Wood (vegetal material) > Hardwood)
    Skin (Animal)
    American mahogany (Swietenia sp.) (Vegetal > Wood (vegetal material) > Hardwood)
    Brass (alloy) (Metal > Alloy > Copper alloy)
    Birch (Betula sp.) (Vegetal > Wood (vegetal material) > Hardwood)
    Norway spruce (Vegetal > Wood (vegetal material) > Softwood)
  • DimensionsHeight: 283 cm, Width: 95 cm, Depth: 43 cm
  • DepositoryMusée des Instruments de Musique / Muziekinstrumentenmuseum
  • OwnerMusées royaux d'art et d'histoire/Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
  • Order photographs
Description

Mécanique de Friederici. Etendue de 4 octaves et une sixte FF-d3 (58 notes). Largeur clavier 3 octaves : 492mm. Marches en ivoire incisées de 4 traits, feintes en ébène, frontons en arcade. Cordes légèrement obliques. Bicorde : 29, tricorde : 29. Chevalet en noyer. Caisse marquetée de bouleau, frêne, érable, buis, ébène et acajou.