Viola (probably converted from a 'lira da braccio')

On display


  • Title

    Viola (probably converted from a 'lira da braccio')

  • Artist/maker

  • Associated place

    Brescia (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1600
  • Material and technique

    maple, pine

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    41.55 cm of back (length)
    21.1 cm upper bout (back) (width)
    15.55 cm middle bout (back) (width)
    25.75 cm lower bout (back) (width)
    35.35 cm string (length)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by W. E. Hill & Sons, 1939.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 39 | Music and Tapestry
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Boyden, David D., The Hill Collection of Musical Instruments in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford/OUP, 1969), 9

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