Bass Viola da Gamba

Maker: Attributed to Barak Norman (British, 1651–1724 London)
Date: 1692
Geography: London, England, United Kingdom
Culture: British
Medium: Wood
Dimensions: Body L. (front) 63.7 cm (24-11/16 in.); String L. 67 cm (26-3/8 in.); Upper bouts 28.9 cm (11-3/8 in.); Middle bouts 21.5 cm (8-7/16 in.); Lower bouts 34.8 cm (13-11/16 in.); D. at middle center bouts 11.8-9 cm (4-11/16-4-3/4 in.); Stop 34.3 cm (13-1/2 in.); Neck setting (too high and crooked) 7.3 cm (2-7/8 in.)
Classification: Chordophone-Lute-bowed-fretted
Credit Line: Purchase, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, 1990
Accession Number: 1990.223

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