Cittern (Creta)

On display

Details

  • Title

    Cittern (Creta)

  • Artist/maker

  • Associated place

    Brescia (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1560 - 1570
  • Material and technique

    cedar of lebanon, maple

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    74.8 cm overall (length)
    35.2 cm body (length)
    22.2 cm body (width)
    2 cm body (neck) (depth)
    30.6 cm fingerboard (length)
    4.7 cm body (tail) (depth)
    45.3 cm string (length)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

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

  • Museum location

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

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA1939.29

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Further reading

Boyden, David D., The Hill Collection of Musical Instruments in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford/OUP, 1969), 31

Whiteley, Jon, Stringed Instruments: Viols, Violins, Citterns, and Guitars in the Ashmolean Museum, Ashmolean Handbooks (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2008), 70, illus. 70-71

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