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Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Munich

Adam

Mayr

Date:

171.

Label Text:

Adam Mayr / Geigenmacher / ob der Au / negst Munchen / 171.

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

B

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

0228

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

François-Joseph Fétis, Brussels

Measurements:

Body Length:

66.0

String Length:

68.5?

Rib Depth:

12.5

Upper Width:

30.4

Middle Width:

21.0

Bottom Width:

39.0

Information Source:

PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Raspé 1972, p. 218-19; Mahillon 2/1893, 1:323

Photographs:

On museum’s website (F+S [color]; FB+S, F+B body only, head FB+S, details of neck heel, tailpiece, and hookbar); [unpublished, in Heale Archive, from museum: front]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Raspé 1972 dimensions 123.4, 66.2, 30.2/20.6/38.8, 11.6, 66.0. Back of pegbox has 7 holes in V-layout for sympathetic-string tuning pins/pegs. Body’s lower corners are inner rather than outer; tailpiece sides are scalloped. Museum’s website: viola bastarda, lyra viol. Tourin string length 68-69.