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The King Violoncello by Andrea Amati, after 1538
Details of the Center Bass Rib
NMM 3351. Violoncello, The King, by Andrea Amati, Cremona, after 1538. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984. The letter, "K," painted in both the center bass and treble ribs, stands for the Latin word, "Karolus," referring to King Charles IX of France.
Note: Click on any painted area in the center bass rib to see a close-up of that area.
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