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Viola d'amore

Johannes Udarlicus Eberle

Pokrajinski muzej Ptuj- Ormož

Pokrajinski muzej Ptuj- Ormož

Viola d'amore
Johannes Udarlicus Eberle, Prague, 1732
pine, maple, ebony
Ptuj Ormož Regional Museum, GL 52 S

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  • Title: Viola d'amore
  • Creator: Johannes Udarlicus Eberle
  • Location Created: Ptuj castle, Ptuj Ormož Regional Museum
  • Long Description: "Viola d'amore is a free form of Viola da Gamba and is set up with seven playing strings and seven sympathetic strings. While the viola was played, the symphatetic strings, tuned in octave higher, resonated and produced a characteristic, romantic sound. The instrument was most likely given the name "d'amore" because of its precious sound and Cupid's blindfolded head, a symbol of love." (dr. Darja Koter)
  • Provenance: Pokrajinski muzej Ptuj Ormož/Regional Museum Ptuj Ormož
  • Type: musical instrument

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