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Dancing master's violin

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Back comprised of five ribs, each covered with veneer of tortoiseshell and separated by strip of ivory. Belly of spruce with two C-shaped soundholes, small rose-shaped soundhole near upper end, and inlaid decoration of red heart, two green leaves, and small flowers. Neck, fingerboard, and...

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Inscription

Handwritten label: [Georg Wörle in / Augsburg] 1673

Provenance

By the 1870s, M. A. Jubinal, Paris, France. By 1995, Tony Bingham, London, England; 1995, sold by Bingham to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 21, 1995)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser, and Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

1673

Object Place

Augsburg, Germany

Dimensions

Length 45 cm, width 3.5 cm (Length 17 11/16 in., width 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1995.123

Medium or Technique

Spruce, tortoiseshell, ebony, ivory

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones