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Viola da gamba

Viola da gamba (bass viol). The table is made in three pieces, and the back in two. The peg-box is surmounted by a later carved finial in the form of a female head. This instrument could have had sympathetic strings attached to an earlier neck, which does not survive, just above the mortice and running the length of the body to tuning pins on either side of the hook bar. The decorative pattern engraved on the back of this instrument, incorporates the maker’s initials, BN, reversed and interlocked.

  • Measurements:overall: 1228 x 375 x 240 mm