photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars sounded by bowing with a bow
Maker: Unknown
Country: Italy or Austria
Owner: Franciszek Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów
Inventory number: MRE 6308
Description: modeled on professional violins; brass cap fixed on top of the bridge
Decoration: varnished resonance box and neck
Measurements: body length 355 mm, upper bout 165 mm, lower bout 206 mm, total length 600 mm
Inscriptions: printed maker’s label: Antonius Stradiuarius Cremon... / Faciebat Anno 17 ...
Sound compass, tuning: in 5th, g – d1 – a1 – e2
Performance practice: basic component of folk bands; the instrument was owned by Józef Ryś (1898-1971) – musician, drawer, and folk writer (author of "Wesele Łąckie" [Łącko Wedding])
Catalog card by: Andrzej Karczmarzewski / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

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