Creator Mates, Pere
Medium Artwork: Sculpture
City Gerona | Region Catalonia | Old kingdom Aragon
|Body Waisted||Strings None||Neck Long||Pegbox R/Angled flat|
|Bridge Obscured||Frets Unclear||Back Flat||Pegs None|
|Technique Plucked fingers equal p+i|
Part of the Coronation of the Virgin compartment of the retablo mayor from the church of Santa Maria de Segueró, today in the Museu d’Art de Girona.
Ballester comments that, even though a schematic representation, it is clear that it contains the key elements by which vihuelas were identified in the sixteenth century, even though the pegbox is more along the lines of older representations, more like a lute, and recalls images from the preceding century.
Photo: Institut Amatller reproduced in ballester2004.