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Violin

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One-piece back and ribs of maple. Two-piece belly of fine-grain spruce. Regular purfling. Neck and pegbox of maple. Fingerboard, tailpiece, nut, saddle, and end button of ebony. Tuning pegs of boxwood. Medium-brown varnish. Internal construction: Normal modern.

Inscription

Printed label: Mathias Hofman / Me ficit Antwerpen

Provenance

Before 1937, sold by William E. Hill & Sons [No. 8672 by their records], London, to Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, New York; 1937, sold by Wurlitzer to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 17, 1937)

Credit Line

William Lindsey Fund

about 1650

Object Place

Antwerp, Belgium

Dimensions

Length 59.1 cm, width 20.5 cm (Length 23 1/4 in., width 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1153

Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ebony

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones