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1770 Italian (Treviso) Mandolin at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1770 Italian (Treviso) Mandolin at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

An eight-stringed 1705 #Stradivarius mandolin is one of only two Stradivarius mandolins in the world.

frettedchordophones: “ Stradivarius Mandolin (yes he made Mandolins too) ” =Lardy’s Chordophone of the day - a year ago

Attributed to Matteo Sellas (Italian, ca. 1612–1652). This five-course guitar has a vaulted back with scalloped snakewood ribs and ivory spacers. The back of the neck is inlaid in a checkerboard pattern made of bone and snakewood squares.

Attributed to Matteo Sellas (Italian, ca. This five-course guitar has a vaulted back with scalloped snakewood ribs and ivory spacers. The back of the neck is inlaid in a checkerboard pattern made of bone and snakewood squares.

Stradivarius Guitar 1679, the "Sabionari, one of 5 remaining Stradivari guitars. In the collection of the "Stradivariano" museum in Cremona, Italy.

Stradivarius Guitar the "Sabionari, one of 5 remaining Stradivari guitars. In the collection of the "Stradivariano" museum in Cremona, Italy.

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An eight-stringed 1705 #Stradivarius mandolin is one of only two Stradivarius mandolins in the world.

frettedchordophones: “ Stradivarius Mandolin (yes he made Mandolins too) ” =Lardy’s Chordophone of the day - a year ago

Mandolin        Place of origin:        Perugia, Italy (made)      Date:        1690 (made)      Artist/Maker:        Gavelli, Pietro Antonio (made)      Materials and Techniques:        Ebony, ivory and pine planing, engraved ivory scrollwork, tortoiseshell and ivory marquetry

Milanese mandolin, ebony with engraved ivory scrollwork and tortoiseshell and ivory marquetry, made by Pietro Antonio Gavelli, Perugia, Museum Number

Lira, ca. 1890  Greece  Wood, tortoiseshell, ivory;  The lira is a descendant of the rebec, a bowed folk and minstrel instrument of the late Middle Ages. The ancient type survives in Greece and other countries of the southern Balkans, but rarely as elaborately decorated as this one. Shown here without a bow, this lira has a reconstructed bridge.

Lira, ca. The lira is a descendant of the rebec, a bowed folk and minstrel instrument of the late Middle Ages. The ancient type survives in Greece and other countries of the southern Balkans.