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