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Violin by Girolamo Amati, Cremona, 1604

Front and back (exterior views)


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Note: Click on any major structural area of the instrument to see a close-up of that area.


Front and back (interior views)


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NMM 3423. Violin by Girolamo Amati, Cremona, 1604. Ex coll.: E. M. W. Paul, London. Witten-Rawlins Collection, 1984.

This small violin (13-1/2"), although lacking its neck and scroll, features an authentic printed labelHieronymus Amatus Cremoneñ / Andreæ fil. F. 1604 [handwritten date].


Soundholes


NMM 5260.  Violin by Andrea Amati, Cremona, 1574
soundholes

Andrea Amati's f-holes (1574)

Girolamo Amati's f-holes (1604)

Note: Click on images above to see larger images of the soundholes.

A comparison of Andrea Amati's soundholes with those carved thirty years later by his son, Girolamo (Hieronymus), show a continuing refinement of this important structural feature.

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