Bass viol or cello bow

On display

Details

  • Title

    Bass viol or cello bow

  • Associated place

    Austria (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1750
  • Material and technique

    snakewood, ivory, horsehair

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    0.58 cm stick smallest point (width)
    0.67 cm stick 1/4 hair length (width)
    0.81 cm stick 1/2 hair length (width)
    0.93 cm stick 3/4 hair length (width)
    0.92 cm stick front of frog (width)
    0.92 cm stick end of stick (width)
    0.55 cm stick smallest point (height)
    0.69 cm stick 1/4 hair length (height)
    0.81 cm stick 1/2 hair length (height)
    0.94 cm stick 3/4 hair length (height)
    0.89 cm stick front of frog (height)
    0.9 cm stick end of stick (height)
    73.6 cm bow overall (length)
    24.1 cm bow balance point (length)
    60 cm bow hair (length)
    73 g bow (weight)
    41.1 cm head (length)
    0.99 cm head (width)
    0.8 cm head hair (width)
    5.55 cm frog (length)
    0.8 cm frog (height)
    1.1 cm frog (width)
    0.88 cm frog hair (width)
    1.97 cm adjuster (length)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Mr A. Phillips Hill, in accordance with the wishes of Arthur and Alfred Hill, 1948.

  • Museum location

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

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA1948.138

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Further reading

Boyden, David D., The Hill Collection of Musical Instruments in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford/OUP, 1969), 20

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