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

    back 41.55 cm (length)
    upper bout (back) 21.1 cm (width)
    middle bout (back) 15.55 cm (width)
    lower bout (back) 25.75 cm (width)
    string 35.35 cm (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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