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Angel playing viola d’arco, Lorenzo Costa, detail from “Madonna con Bambino in trono tra sant'Agostino” 1497

(1497) - Chiesa di S. Giovanni in Monte, Bologna
instrument: vihuela de arco | century: 15cent/3/late | catalogue nº: 15-339a

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Artwork

Creator Costa, Lorenzo

Medium Artwork: Painting

Location

City Bolgna | Region Italy | Old kingdom Ferrara

Characteristics
Body Bellshaped Strings 5 strings Neck Medium Pegbox Sickle
Bridge Tailpiece Frets Unclear Back Flat Pegs Lateral
Technique Bowed a gamba
Commentary

ARTWORK
One of two detailed viola da arco players in the painting Madonna con Bambino in trono tra sant'Agostino, san Giovanni Evangelista, san Posidonio e san Francesco d'Assisi. Altarpiece 220 x 140 cm. Chiesa di S. Giovanni in Monte, Bologna. Full details in the database of the Fondazione Federico Zeri. Full details from the website.

INSTRUMENT
Shallow-bodied viola d’arco with five strings.

Reproductions

http://catalogo.fondazionezeri.unibo.it/scheda/opera/31037/Costa%20Lorenzo%2C%20Madonna%20con%20Bambino%20in%20trono%20tra%20sant%27Agostino%2C%20san%20Giovanni%20Evangelista%2C%20san%20Posidonio%20e%20san%20Francesco%20d%27Assisi#lg=1&slide=4

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