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Back comprised of thirteen ribs of maple, each separated by strips of ivory, with capping strip. Belly of fine-grain spruce with carved rose (substantially repaired) in geometrical pattern. Edges bound with ivory. Neck and pegbox of maple, terminating in square finial veneered with pearl...

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Inscription

Manuscript label: Benedetto Gualzatta/ Roma 1724

Provenance

1977, sold by source unidentified, Cremona, Italy, to Andrew Dipper, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 1992, sold by Dipper to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 1992)

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund and Musical Instruments Curator's Fund

1724

Object Place

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Length 55.5 cm, width 14.4 cm, depth 8.5 cm (Length 21 7/8 in., width 5 11/16 in., depth 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1992.1

Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, mother-of-pearl, ivory

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones