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Guitar: MAR.M.299-1912

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Maker: Unknown




Pine guitar, with ebony, ivory, and mother-of-pearl inlay. The front is brown, while the neck has white and black triangles. The sides and back are white with black lines.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C. B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.5 cm
Length: 91.2 cm
Width: 27 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


Circa 1620 CE - 1630 CE


Probably made in Italy

Components of the work

Belly composed of wood ( possibly pine)
Inlay composed of mother-of-pearl ebony ivory

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.299-1912
Primary reference Number: 77440
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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