There’s more to see...
Come take a look at what else is here!
Visit site
  • Kita Inoru

    1640 French Mandore (back view) at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "Mandores are an early version of the mandolin, said to have been first used by shepherds in Northern Spain from about 1500 or earlier. They were first mentioned in France in 1587, where they were fitted with four single strings or more. This example has six and may well have been tuned liked a lute. It is dated 1640 and signed by Boissart, an otherwise unknown but highly skilled maker."

  • Sally Nouveau

    omgthatartifact: Mandore France, 1640 The Victoria & Albert Museum

  • Bluebell Knoll

    Mandore Place of origin: France (made) Date: 1640 (made) Artist/Maker: Boissart (maker) Materials and Techniques: Carved and hollowed-out pearwood back and neck, with pine soundboard

Related Pins

This violin would have been made for the Royal Household either late in the reign of Charles II (r. 1660-1685) or during the reign of James II (r. 1685-1688). The ornate carving on the back would have been highly fashionable at about this time, and it includes the Royal Stuart coat of arms before the royal arms were modified at the time of the accession of William III and Queen Mary in 1688. (x)

Harp France, 1785 The Victoria & Albert Museum

Tankard Germany, 1651, carved ivory mounted in silver gilt. The Victoria & Albert Museum

Dudgeon Dagger, England, 1605 [The Victoria & Albert Museum] Engraved, ’ASK ME NOT FOR SCHAME DRINK LIS AND BY ANE’ and ‘IMC 1605’

mandolin...a stringed instrument and a member of the lute family. Having eight strings in four courses, frequently tuned as a violin.

doublet 1620-1625 The Victoria & Albert Museum

Jan Couchet the Elder; Harpsichord, wood and various materials, 1610, Flemish The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Isis-Aphrodite Figure Egypt, 2nd century AD The Metropolitan Museum of Art “Isis-Aphrodite is a form of the great goddess Isis that emphasizes the fertility aspects associated with Aphrodite. She was concerned with marriage and childbirth and, following very ancient pharaonic prototypes, also with rebirth.

1855 German (Breslau) Conductor's baton at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Helmet ca. 1550 via The Metropolitan Museum of Art www.metmuseum.org/ Blog w pictures: omgthatdress.tumb...

Ancient Egyptian arched harp (shoulder harp) frem c. 1390-1295 BCE, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art