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The King Violoncello by Andrea Amati, after 1538
Details of the Lower Treble Rib
NMM 3351. Violoncello, The King, by Andrea Amati, Cremona, after 1538. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984. The letters painted on the lower treble rib are the first five letters of the Latin word, "JUSTICIA" (justice). The letter "I" was used in the Roman alphabet to designate both the letters "I" and "J". Similarly, the letter "V" could designate either a "V" or a "U".
Note: Click on any letter painted on the lower treble rib to see a close-up of that letter.
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