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The King Violoncello by Andrea Amati, after 1538
Details of the Upper Bass Rib
NMM 3351. Violoncello, The King, by Andrea Amati, Cremona, after 1538. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984. The letters painted on the upper bass rib are the first three letters of the Latin word, "PIETATE" (piety).
Note: Click on any letter painted on the upper bass rib to see a close-up of that letter.
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