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Detail 

Size:

Treble ?

Place Made:

Maker:

A

Salzburg

Date:

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Salzburg Museum (formerly Carolino Augusteum)

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

11/3 (formerly 77, before that 11)

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

38.7

String Length:

36.0

Rib Depth:

4.7

Upper Width:

18.6

Middle Width:

13.0

Bottom Width:

23

Information Source:

PT visit 9/78

Literature:

Birsak 1996, pp. 164; Geiringer 1932, p. 19

Photographs:

Birsak 1996, p. 178 (FB+S)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Geiringer 1932: “Discantviola”; shows clear signs of Salzburg origin; still in original condition. Dimensions 39, 18/-/23. 5.2, -. Birsak 1996: viola d’amore or Alt-Viola, converted to a viola in first half of 19th C.; 7 small holes in bottom rib, perhaps for attaching sympathetic strings; body corners slightly pointed. Back length 40.4, widths 18.4/12.7/22.6.