Mandolira, Nicòla Turturro (American, Bitonto, Italy 1872–1953 New York), Spruce, mahogany, rosewood, tortoiseshell, metal, various materials, American

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:
Overall: L. ±64.8 x W. 35 x D. ±15.4 cm (25 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 6 1/16 in.)
Fingerboards: L. (nut to base) 25 x W. at base 4.4 cm (9 13/16 x 1 3/4 in.)
Body: L. (without arms): ±24 cm x W at widest 23.5
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
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