Viol, possibly bass


  • Title

    Viol, possibly bass

  • Artist/maker

    possibly Dominico Russo (active 1580 - 1600)
  • Associated place

    Brescia (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

    late 16th century
  • Material and technique

    pine, walnut, scyamore, coloured woods, ivory

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    109.9 cm overall (length)
    59.6 cm of belly (width)
    34.9 cm upper bout (back) (width)
    21.9 cm middle bout (back) (width)
    40.7 cm lower bout (back) (width)
    61.1 cm string (length)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

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

  • Museum location

  • 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), 3

Whiteley, Jon, Stringed Instruments: Viols, Violins, Citterns, and Guitars in the Ashmolean Museum, Ashmolean Handbooks (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2008), 8, illus. 9

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