On display


  • Title


  • Artist/maker

    Antonio dos Santos Vieyra (1750 - 1800 active)
  • Associated place

    Portugal (place of creation)
  • Date

    2nd half of the 18th century
  • Material and technique

    spruce, walnut, brazilian rosewood, softwood, cypress wood, fabric or paper, ivory, ebony

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    97.4 cm (length)
    46.4 cm body (length)
    22.7 cm upper bout (front) (width)
    18.8 cm waist (front) (width)
    28.9 cm lower bout (front) (width)
    8.6 cm body (neck) (depth)
    9.75 cm body (tail) (depth)
    68.1 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), 42

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