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Rebec

Date:
18th century
Geography:
Spain?
Culture:
Spanish?
Medium:
Wood, various materials
Dimensions:
L. 51.4 cm (20-1/4 in.); Maximum width 12.6 cm (4-15/16 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-bowed-unfretted
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.514
Not on view
Nowhere else than in rural Estremadura did the medieval tradition of the rebec continue for so long. The fingerboard of this instrument, made from a local wood, was fashioned from a viol.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 72.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 72.



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