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The back is of figured maple, probably grown in the British Isles, while the front is of spruce. The scroll is vigorously cut and rather coarse in appearance, with evident chisel marks where the flutes end at the top of the pegbox; the eyes are prominent but the second turn of the scroll is distinctly flat. The neck is a replacement. The front is steeply arched with widely cut f-holes ending in narrow wings.

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    Edward Pamphilon [Corporation]
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    Ashmolean Museum
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  • Materials:maple
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  • Inscriptions:inscription/mark: Edward Pamphilon / Anno 1669 (Imitation manuscript label)
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  • Repository:Ashmolean Museum
  • Measurements:345 mm of back length; 166.75 mm upper bout (back) width; 110.5 mm middle bout (back) width; 201.75 mm lower bout (back) width; 323 mm string length