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Mandolira

Maker:
Nicòla Turturro (American, Bitonto, Italy 1872–1953 New York)
Date:
ca. 1905
Geography:
Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Spruce, mahogany, rosewood, tortoiseshell, metal, various materials
Dimensions:
Total length: ±64.8 cm Length of fingerboard nut to base: 25 cm Width of fingerboard at base: 4.4 cm Length of body (without arms): ±24 cm Width of body at widest: 23.5 cm Depth of body at greatest: ±15.4 cm Vibrating length of strings: 33.3 cm and 33.5 Soundhole diameter: ±6.0 x 3.7 cm Width across tips of arms: 35 cm
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.357.1
Not on view
Marking: (label inside body and stamp behind pegbox)
N. Turturro/N.Y.C./Manufacturer
"Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (2011), pg. 20, ill.

Our Tuneful Heritage: American Musical Instruments from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exhibition catalogue., Brigham Young University. Provo, Utah, 1994, pg. 60, fig. 15, ill.

A Checklist of American Musical Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 28.

American Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pg. 19, 118, fig. 5, 136, ill.

"Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1978), Vol. XXXV, No. 3, pg. 47, ill.



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