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Museum of Music History Musical Instruments Collection [H 75.19.]

Viol

Viola da Gamba ( CC BY-NC-SA)
Provenance/Rights: / Gombos László (CC BY-NC-SA)

Description

According to the label made by Näfer in 1707.
The viol or viola da gamba bowed, fretted and stringed instruments that first appeared in Spain in the mid to late 15th century and was most popular in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Direct possible ancestors include the Venetian viole and the 15th- and 16th-century Spanish vihuela, a 6-course plucked instrument tuned like a lute.

Material/Technique

Top plate: spruce, back plate and ribs: walnut; neck, pegbox and scroll: maple

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Object from: Museum of Music History

- Since its foundation in 1969, the Institute of Music of the Hungarian Academy of Arts and Sciences has been collecting objects related to the ...

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