Medium Artwork: Painting
City Valladolid | Region Castilla-León | Old kingdom Castile
|Body Waisted||Strings 4 courses||Neck Medium||Pegbox R/Angled flat|
|Bridge Fixed||Frets Unclear||Back Flat||Pegs Obscured|
see main entry 17-135: Santo Tomás surrounded by angel musicians and apostles
This depiction is of a guitar or vihuela at the feet of angel musicians. The decorations on the soundboard are typical of early seventeenth-century guitars, including the dark ring around the sound hole. The instrument appears to have 4 courses of strings, black fingerboard and ribs, and a right-angled pegbox largely hidden behind the post of a harp.
Photo taken by Gracia Gil, 2021. Used with her permission