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Amati Cello, The King Bass Side Ribs

c. 1550

National Music Museum, University of South Dakota

National Music Museum, University of South Dakota

Painting on the bass side ribs of Andrea Amati cello, The King, made in Cremona, Italy, in the mid-16th century. The letters on the bass side spell the word, PIETATE (Latin for piety). The letter, K, in the center rib stands for Karolus (King Charles IX of France).

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  • Title: Amati Cello, The King Bass Side Ribs
  • Creator: Andrea Amati (ca. 1505-1577)
  • Date: c. 1550, c. 1550
  • Location: Cremona, Italy, Cremona, Italy
  • Transcript: PIETATE
  • See on institution's site: http://orgs.usd.edu/nmm/Cellos/Amati/Amaticello.html, http://orgs.usd.edu/nmm/Cellos/Amati/Amaticello.html
  • Rights: National Music Museum, University of South Dakota
  • Photo Credit: photographer: Bill Willroth, Sr.
  • Other Makers: Sebastian Renault, Paris, 1801 (modified size of cello)
  • Medium: bowed stringed musical instrument
  • Credit: Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984

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