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Bass Viol

Possibly by Matthias Humel

Date:
18th century
Geography:
Germany
Medium:
Spruce and maple
Dimensions:
Body L. 70.8 cm (27-7/8 in.); Body W.: upper bout 34.1 cm (13-1/2 in.), center bout 24.3 cm (9-5/8 in.), lower bout 41.7 cm ( 16-1/2 in.); Rib H.: top block 8.8 cm (3-1/2 in.), center bout 12.2 cm (4-7/8 in.), bottom block 12 cm (4-3/4 in.); String L. 66.5 cm (26-1/4 in.); Total L. 121.3 cm (47-3/4 in.).
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-bowed-fretted
Credit Line:
Gift of George A. Plimpton, by exchange, 1976
Accession Number:
1976.8.37
503929

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