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Large tenor viol or lyra or small division viol.

Technical description: Soundboard of spruce; back, ribs, neck and head of sycamore; fingerboard of stained pear(?); tail peg of ebony; pegs black stained fruitwood with ivory dots; nut of ivory. The tailpiece was attached violin-method with an ivory tail-gut protector let into the soundboard. Inked lines to imitate purfling. C-holes. Plugged hole in the soundboard for where it was attached to the lower block. Stiffening supports on back in the soundpost region and at the fold; the corners are stiffened inside. Brown varnish; fine figure on the one piece back, rising from right to left. Violin type scroll. Neck 272 long; fingerboard 398 long, 49 wide at nut, 64 wide at bottom, hollowed out underneath along its length in the centre. Cut marks for frets, unevenly spaced.

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    Hintz, Johann Frederick
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs classification:321.322-71
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:321.322-71
  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:1013