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Violin, Pesaro school. The arched back and belly, both inlaid with ornate geometric patterns. There is double edge purfling flanking a further line of inlay with ivory lozenges set in black mastic. The ribs are inlaid with a chevron pattern. The fingerboard and pegs are of ebony, the latter with mother of pearl studs. The combined chin and shoulder rest is of a medium brown wood, possibly oak. The end pin is of ebony.


Musical Instruments

321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars sounded by bowing with a bow
Broad category
Musical Instruments, Chordophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  violin
object name:  violin
catalogue title:  321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars sounded by bowing with a bow

Italy; Europe
Additional place information
made or collected:  Pesaro 
Date made
17th century
Additional date information
17th century 

Materials & techniques
wood; ivory; animal fibre; metal
Additional material & technique information
material: wood (overall)
material: animal fibre (overall)
material: ivory (overall)
material: metal (overall)
overall: 597 x 194 x 85 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 597 x 194 x 85 mm

Related objects
contains violin (M986a) contains violin (M986b)
Related subjects
object name (AAT): violins
object name: violins

Record created 1999-12-26
Record last updated 2019-07-26

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