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Charles van Raalte

Lute

Period:
17th Century
Description:
This instrument demonstrates how musical instruments were altered over time to suit changing tastes in music or due to varying skills of repairers.  The existing peghead has been altered or replaced around the 19th century.  It has only 10 pegs while the 17th century bridge has holes for sixteen strings.
Place of Production:
Italy
Materials/Media:
ivory, ebony
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
MI/A33
Digital Number:
EAMU042a, b, c
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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