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Charles van Raalte

Mandore (1)

Period:
18th Century
Description:
Labelled Petrus Merighi fecit Parmae 1767.  This type of small lute was easier to carry around than it's larger counterparts.  It has a body made from fruitwood, a rose made from parchment and has a fingerboard decorated by two ivory plaques each engraved with a bird.
Materials/Media:
fruitwood, ivory
Dimensions:
L 521mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
MI/A38
Digital Number:
EAMU018n
Creation Date:
1767
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council