Viol, possibly bass

On display


  • Title

    Viol, possibly bass

  • Artist/maker

    formerly attributed to Antonio Amati (c. 1540 - 1607)
  • Associated place

    Cremona (place of creation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    pine, maple, golden brown varnish

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    109.8 cm overall (length)
    62.8 cm of belly (length)
    32.7 cm upper bout (back) (width)
    21 cm middle bout width (back) (width)
    39.8 cm lower bout (back) (width)
    62.3 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), 7

Reference URL

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