The Hardanger fiddle of western Norway has a violin form but features a fanciful scroll, a highlly decorative fingerboard and tailpiece, ink designs on front and back and sympathetic strings that run through the bridge and under the fingerboard. Isak N. Botnen (1669-1759) and his son Trond Botnen made both standard violins and Hardanger fiddles.
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Jayson Kerr Dobney, Bradley Strauchen-Scherer. Musical Instruments: Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. First Printing. @2015 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. New York, 2015, pp. 94-95, ill.