Violoncello Head

Attributed to Joachim Tielke German

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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.

Violoncello Head, Attributed to Joachim Tielke (German, 1641–1719), Maple, German

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