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Amati Cello, The King Close-up View of the Scroll

c. 1550

National Music Museum, University of South Dakota

National Music Museum, University of South Dakota

Close-up view of the scroll on the Andrea Amati cello, the King.  Note that the locations of the pegholes were moved when the instrument was changed from a 3-stringed to a 4-stringed cello.  Note also the gilded painting on the front and sides of the scroll.

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  • Title: Amati Cello, The King Close-up View of the Scroll
  • Creator: Andrea Amati (ca. 1505-1577)
  • Date: c. 1550, c. 1550
  • Location: Cremona, Italy, Cremona, Italy
  • 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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