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Maple-bodied mandolin with pine table, decorated with inlay of tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl. The body is composed of concave ribs, the lower and strengthened with an applied panel of maple, the edges shaped. The upper edge of the body is outlined by a fillet of tortoiseshell. The fingerboard and its back are veneered with longitudinal strips of ivory and tortoiseshell, with frets in white metal. The head is similarly veneered. The boxwood tuning pegs have heart-shaped bodies. The table is inlaid with a shaped panel of tortoiseshell. Sound hole framed in tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl and arabesque panels of this are at either end of the table.
Size: Length: 57 cm; Width: 17.5 cm.
Artist / Maker: Johannes Vinaccio
Object Type: mandolin
Actual Date: 1764
Century: 18th century
Materials: Maple wood, Pine, Box Wood, Ivory, Tortoiseshell, Mother-of-pearl
Museum Accession Number: 1972.52.1/M.Instr.