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Virginal

Date:
16th or 17th century
Geography:
Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Wood and various materials
Dimensions:
Inner Instrument: perpendicular to keyboard 41.5 cm, parallel to keyboard 156.8 cm, depth 20.8 cm, 3-octave span 52.2 cm, Sounding lengths (and plucking points): C/E 137.8 (28.0) cm c2 32.6 (10.2) cm c3 16.2 (7.5) cm
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-plucked-virginal
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1209
Not on view
Marking: (suspicious-looking inscription on bottom) Di Gio: Lizano Callèi (?)
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. 85.

Catalogue of Keyboard Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, pg. 37,39, ill.

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. 85.



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