Medium Artwork: Sculpture
City León | Region Castilla-León | Old kingdom Castile
|Body Waisted||Strings None||Neck None||Pegbox None|
|Bridge None||Frets No||Back Flat||Pegs None|
The Real Colegiata Basilica de San Isidoro in Léon is a leading example of romanesque art in Spain, dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. Expansion was begun in 1513 by Juan de Badajoz el Viejo, and continued by his son Juan de Badajoz el Mozo. This statue is located near one of the portals. The vihuela complements16-236 with which it shares similarities, also from León and connected with the work of Juan de Badajoz el Mozo.
Only the soundbox survives of this sculpture of a vihuela with incurved waists, quite deep ribs, and a flat back. On the body there are traces remaining of the bridge and a circulat soundhole in the middle of the upper bout.