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  • Violoncello head, ca. 1641–1719
    School of Joachim Tielke (German, 1641–1719)
    Hamburg, Germany
    Maple; L. 19 3/8 in. (49.2 cm)
    Gift of M–K Enterprises, 1998 (1998.458)

    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.

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  • Violoncello head, ca. 1641–1719
    School of Joachim Tielke (German, 1641–1719)
    Hamburg, Germany
    Maple; L. 19 3/8 in. (49.2 cm)
    Gift of M-K Enterprises, 1998 (1998.458)


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