viola da gamba
Head of an Italian bass viola da gamba
possibly by Ruggieri
(Italy, ca. 1700)
This exceptional example of a carved lion’s head belonged once to an Italian viola da gamba of the 17th C. It closely resembles the head on a viola da gamba by Ruggieri. We are also looking for the rest of this instrument...
The Italian Renaissance and Early Baroque viols:
Music for Charles V and Philip II