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Division viol

back: flat, half cut at shoulder, 3 pieces of sycamore with double purfling and inlaid decoration of same. Ribs: similar wood. Belly: 2 pieces of wide-grained pine, arched and slightly recovered at the edge, with double purfling; each C-hole (106mm) outlined with single line of purfling. Tailpiece fingerboard: ebony veneer inlaid with satin- and rosewood decoration. Neck: figured sycamore with strip of wider marked wood added along the sides below the fingerboard; tip end spliced into head. Nut: ebony (later). Pegbox: 6 (later) boxwood pegs with ebony knobs; at the throat above the pegs a pine dowel. Inside a big sound post and a small bass-bar, a wide transverse bar on the back and narrow longitudinal strips supporting the joints, and a fabric strip across the shoulder; linings and corner blocks as in cello

  • Date:
    late 17th century
  • Maker:
    Norman, Barak [Person]
  • Collection:
    Royal Northern College of Music
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  • Place of production:
    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Period:late 17th century
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  • Inscriptions:branded on belly: BARAK NORMAN LONDON FECIT|monogram 'BN' inlaid on back; stamped on leading edge of fingerboard 'M 812 ' (Hills stamp)
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  • Repository:Royal Northern College of Music