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Tenor viol

'Belly of five pieces of pine, single-purfled [bordered]. Back of two pieces of sycamore, slightly bent inwards near the top instead of being normally half-cut. An open scroll [-ed pegbox]. Plain ebony tailpiece, attached to hook-bar, and ebony fingerboard with diagonal cross-banded edges in two shades of brown wood, Nut width 3.5 cm. Six ebony pegs with ivory buttons.' Anthony Baines: Catalogue of Musical Instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum - Part II: Non-keyboard instruments. (London, 1998), p 4.

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    ca. 1660 (made)
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    Victoria and Albert Museum
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  • Materials:Planed and purfled (bordered) pine soundboard; planed sycamore back and sides; planed ebony fingerboard; carved sycamore peg-box
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  • Repository:Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 108 cm total, Length: 68.5 cm belly, Depth: 12.2 cm, Width: 23 cm Upper bout, Width: 26 cm lower bout