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Perhaps a violin made for a child at only 555 mm from scroll to end-pin. The neck is not original, but the scroll, grafted below the nut, is in the typical Amati style, pinched at the top and boldly cut. The fluting at the back of the scroll is worn from sliding the instrument into its original case, and the corners are a little blunted with use. The inlaid ebony fingerboard and tailpiece are modern.

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  • Maker:
    Amati, Girolamo I [Person]
  • Collection:
    Ashmolean Museum
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  • Place of production:
    Cremona (Timezone: Europe/Rome)
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  • Materials:pine, maple
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  • Inscriptions:inscription/mark: Antonius, & Hieronymus Fr. Amati / CremoneƱ AndreƦ fil. F. 1618 (Printed label, the date added in ink)
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  • Repository:Ashmolean Museum
  • Measurements:329.5 mm of back length; 152.5 mm upper bout (back) width; 100.25 mm middle bout (back) width; 187.75 mm lower bout (back) width; 310 mm string length