Lira da Braccio

On display

Details

  • Title

    Lira da Braccio

  • Artist/maker

    Giovanni Maria da Brescia (active 2nd half of sixteenth century)
  • Associated place

    Venice (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1580
  • Material and technique

    pine, maple

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    39.2 cm of back (length)
    18.7 cm upper bout (back) (width)
    13.1 cm middle bout (back) (width)
    23.075 cm lower bout (back) (width)
    32.5 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.

    WA1939.28

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Further reading

Boyden, David D., The Hill Collection of Musical Instruments in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford/OUP, 1969), 8

Whiteley, Jon, Stringed Instruments: Viols, Violins, Citterns, and Guitars in the Ashmolean Museum, Ashmolean Handbooks (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2008), 22, illus. 23-25

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