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Flat-backed rabel (Flemish)

(1500ca) - Zaragoza: Seminary of San Carlos, Library.
rabel - 15cent - instrument 15-126

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Artwork

Creator anon

Medium Artwork: MS illumination

Location

City Zaragoza Region Zaragoza Old kingdom Aragon

Characteristics

Body Rabel

Bridge Tailpiece

Strings 4 strings

Frets No

Neck Short

Back

Pegbox R/Angled channels

Pegs Lateral

Technique Bowed a braccio

Commentary

ARTWORK
Book of Hours of the Bishop Juan Rodríguez de Fonseca (1451-1524). The Manuscript is of 15th-century Flemish provenance and belongs to the Real Seminario de San Carlos Borromeo (Zaragoza). There is a full-colour reproduction published by Siloé. The manuscript belonged to the Marquis of Roda (1708-1782) who donated it to the Monastery. It is classified as coming from the Gante-Bruges school. It is tentatively attributed to the anonymous Master of the Oratory

INSTRUMENT
Flat backed rabel, or rabel-shaped vihuela de arco? Played on the shoulder by an Angel.

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