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Violin

Maker:
Unknown Maker
Date:
ca. 1625
Geography:
England or Germany
Culture:
British or German
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
Body L.: 34.2 (13-1/2 in.; String L.: 29 cm (11-1/2 in.); Total L.: 55.6 cm (21-3/4 in.); Greatest Width, Lower Bouts: 18.9 cm (7-1/2 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-bowed-unfretted
Credit Line:
Purchase, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.7
Not on view
Inlaid lines and patterns like those found on this violin were first found on instruments built in the city of Brescia, but also became popular in England where they appeared throughout the seventeenth century and even into the eighteenth.
The neck (but not the scroll) and fingerboard are nineteenth century replacements.
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