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Lute (after Renaissance type)

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Back comprised of eleven ribs of maple with capping strip. Multi-piece belly of fine-grain spruce with carved rose in geometrical pattern. Neck and tuning pegs of mahogany. Pegbox of beech. Fingerboard veneered with pearwood (?), edged with paduak (?). Eight tied-on frets of gut and four frets...

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Inscription

Handwritten label: Donald Warnock/ fecit 1962/ Made after lute appearing in/ the "Presentation in the Temple"/ of Vittore Carpaccio, Venice./ Alto Lute, model #1/ 2 Brewer St. Cambridge, Mass.; etched on plaque at bottom of body: J.D.W./ 1962

Provenance

1963, sold by the maker to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 13, 1982)

Credit Line

William Lindsey Fund

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

1962

Object Place

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 73.7 cm, width 35.4 cm, depth 17.7 cm (Length 29 in., width 13 15/16 in., depth 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.3049

Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones