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Back comprised of thirty-three ribs of ebonized wood, each separated by strips of ivory. Wide side pieces and end clasp inlaid with ivory in scrolling foliate designs. Belly of fine-grain spruce. Binding of ebony, ivory, pearl, and tortoiseshell along edges of belly and encircling soundhole,...

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Printed label: EZECHIELE TORRICELLI / Fabbricante di Chitarre e Mandolini / ROMA, Via Buonarro[ti] 39 int. 9


By 1948, Amy Johnson Brigham, Massachusetts; 1948, by inheritance to Mrs. Warren C. (Anne D.) Moffett, Boston, Massachusetts; 1986, gift of Moffett to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 25, 1986)

Credit Line

Gift of Anne D. Moffett

early 20th century

Object Place

Rome, Italy


Length 56 cm, width 17.7 cm, depth 13.8 cm (Length 22 1/16 in., width 6 15/16 in., depth 5 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ebonized wood, spruce, ebony, mother-of-pearl


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones