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Viola da gamba (viol)

presumably after 1602, Manufacturer: Antonio Ciciliano



Viola da gamba (viol)

Viols form an instrument family whose members appear in different sizes. The three instruments by Antonio Ciciliano cover the descant, tenor and bass size. They were kept in the collection of the Obizzi family at Catajo Castle. Dendrochronological analyses of the instrument's belly of their instruments point to a manufacture's date after 1602. The viols by Ciciliano show traces of repair works. Probably because of worm infestation the ribs of two instruments as well as the back of one intsrument habe been replaced. Nevertheless, they are considered as very important representatives of viols from the early 17th century. (bd)

Location: Neue Burg, Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente Saal 10

Object data

Object Name

Viola da gamba (viol)


Italy, Venice


presumably after 1602


Antonio Ciciliano (Venedig, spätes 16. - frühes 17. Jahrhundert)

Dimensions Cover size is a museum or exhibition-specific information. It does not specify the real dimensions of the musical instrument.

1320 mm x 400 mm x 250 mm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente

Inv. No.

Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente, 72

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