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Maker: Attributed to Giacomo (Jacob) Ertel (German, ca. 1646–1711 Rome)
Date: late 17th century
Geography: Rome, Italy
Culture: Italian
Medium: Spruce, ebony, fruitwood, bone, ivory, mother-of-pearl
Dimensions: Total L. 90.7 cm (35 11/16 in.); Body length: 43.3 cm (17 1/16 in.), Greatest width: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 in.) Rib height at neck 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.) at waist 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.) at bottom 9.4 cm (3 11/16 in.)
Classification: Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line: Purchase, Rogers Fund, Mrs. Peter Nicholas, University of Chicago Club of New York, Mrs. Henry J. Heinz II and Lowell S. Smith and Sally Sanford Gifts, The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, by exchange, and funds from various donors, 1984
Accession Number: 1984.225

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