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Violoncello Head

Maker:
Attributed to Joachim Tielke (German, 1641–1719)
Date:
ca. 1670–80
Geography:
Hamburg, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Maple
Dimensions:
Overall L. 49.2 cm (19-3/8 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Accessories
Credit Line:
Gift of M-K Enterprises, 1998
Accession Number:
1998.458
Not on view
This 'cello scroll is carved in maple and features a protruding head with an open mouth and long, flowing mane. It surmounts a four-hole pegbox decorated on the back with a floral pattern carved in low relief. The pegbox has been repeatedly rebushed and grafted onto a later 'cello neck of flamed maple which shows traces of its former fingerboard and attachment to the body of the instrument.
M-K Enterprises
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