On display


  • Title


  • Artist/maker

    René Voboam (c. 1606 - 1671)
  • Associated place

    Paris (place of creation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    spruce, tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, ivory, ebony, parchment, cord

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    93.5 cm overall (length)
    46.2 cm body (length)
    20.6 cm upper bout (front) (width)
    18.2 cm waist (width)
    24.6 cm lower bout (front) (width)
    8.3 cm body (neck) (depth)
    9.45 cm body (tail) (depth)
    69.6 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), 40

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