Viola da Gamba

Maker: labeled Richard Meares (British, London 1647–1725 London)
Date: ca. 1680
Geography: London, England, United Kingdom
Culture: British
Medium: Wood
Dimensions: Total L. 117 cm (46 1/16) L. of body 65.3 cm (25.71 in.); W. at upper bout 31.1 cm (12.24 in.); W. at center bout 22.5 cm (8.86 in.) W. at lower bout 37.4 cm (14.72 in.); H. top block of rib 8.8 cm (3.46 in.); H. of slope 12.5 cm (4.92 in.); H. at center bout 12.6 cm (4.96 in.); H. of bottom block 12.7 cm (5 in.); L. of strings 64.4 cm (25.35 in.)
Classification: Chordophone-Lute-bowed-fretted
Credit Line: Purchase, Louis V. Bell Fund, Mrs. Vincent Astor Gift, and funds from various donors, 1982
Accession Number: 1982.324

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