DHV:
1357
Tourin ID:

Size:

Tenor

Place Made:

Maker:

I

Venice

Antonio

Ciciliano

Date:

1540 C ?

Label Text:

Antonio Ciciliano

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

I

Rome

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Museo Strumentale dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

197

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

[acquired in 1897]

Measurements:

Body Length:

49.4

String Length:

46.6?

Rib Depth:

10.8

Upper Width:

24.4

Middle Width:

16.1

Bottom Width:

26.7

Information

Source:

Museum website (data sheet by R. Meucci); Meucci 2002, p. 27

Literature:

Museum website (FB+S [color]; Meucci 2002, p. 27

Photographs:

Pio 2011, p. 109 (FB+S [color]); Meucci 2002, p. 27 (front)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Shoulders slope forward as well as downward; long back fold begins only slightly above upper body corners. Pegbox not original (inferior craftsmanship), grafted to neck, which has extensive worm damage and shows various signs of alteration but may itself not be original. Neck attached parallel to body, with wedge under possibly original fingerboard of stained boxwood showing 8 lateral “tracks” perhaps from frets. Back and ribs of same wood, probably maple; back heavily varnished, ribs and table have many cracks. Currently has tailgut (button not original); string length estimated from photo. Several labels, including Rugeri (Meucci, private conversation at Magnano, 5/00). Drawing available from Pierre Bohr (erorut@libero.it), per VdG-Mitteilungen, 12/03.