Maker: Isak Nielsen (Skaar) Botnen (Norwegian, 1669–1759)
Maker: Trond Isaksen Flatebø (Norwegian, 1713–1772)
Geography: Western Norway, Hardanger Region, Norway
Medium: Pine, birch, and other woods, bone, lignum vitae and mother-of-pearl inlay.
Dimensions: 22 3/16 × 7 1/4 in. (56.4 × 18.4 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Alice Getty, 1946
Accession Number: 46.34.7a
Though the hardingfele was known as early as about 1650, Botnen maker of this instrument was responsible for the tradition that continues today.