- Isak Nielsen (Skaar) Botnen (Norwegian, 1669–1759)
- Trond Isaksen Flatebø (Norwegian, 1713–1772)
- Western Norway, Hardanger Region, Norway
- Pine, birch, and other woods, bone, lignum vitae and mother-of-pearl inlay.
- 22 3/16 × 7 1/4 in. (56.4 × 18.4 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Miss Alice Getty, 1946
- Accession Number:
Not on view
Though the hardingfele was known as early as about 1650, Botnen maker of this instrument was responsible for the tradition that continues today.