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Tenor viol

A tenor viol of the smaller size. Pine belly, double purfled and purfled round the soundholes. A carved oval rose is inset into the upper part of the belly. Back of sycamore with the grain running lengthways and decorated with inlaid stringing with squared knot-pattern. The sides have been cut down in their lower parts and the corresponding part of the back is formed of a bent mahogany panel as if a later hand had altered the instrument for playing on the shoulder. Sycamore neck, slightly carved at the root, and with a well-carved pegbox with an open scroll. Tailpiece attached to the hook-bar. Six pegs.

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  • Materials:Double-purfled (bordered) pine soundboard and sycamore back with bent piece of mahogany at the bottom; carved pegbox and openwork rosette
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  • Inscriptions:Henry Jaye in/ Southwark/ 1667
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  • Repository:Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 78 cm total, Length: 44 cm body, Depth: 10 cm, Width: 26 cm