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Guitar

Maker:
Joseph Benedid (Cadiz, 1760–1836)
Date:
1787
Geography:
Cadiz, Spain
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
Pine, ebony, maple, bone, mahogany
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line:
Purchase, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.1.2
Not on view
Transitional design with 6 double courses; flamed maple back and sides, spruce top with mother-of-pearl and mahagony inlays.
Marking: 1) (on headstock ornament) DMA Ao 1787; 2) (labeled) +/Joseph Benedid/Me Hizo/En/Cadiz/Año de 1787/Tzazuela (sic) del Palillero
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