Lot 353. Medieval Hurdy-Gurdy

Sold: € 5 500
Auction date: 22.02.2018   11:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 353 | Medieval Hurdy-Gurdy
Germany, 15. Century head from a solid piece of wood, the Swivel is stuck, the left side mounting slot for leather strap, barrel and head with iron spikes, mounted it, turned the wheel with iron crank, a shaft mounted to rotate, flat bottom, tangent box is missing completely with all of the buttons, this textile remnants, age-appropriate conservation, worm-eaten, and drying, cracked two vertebrae, total length approx 61.5 cm, B max. approx. 31 cm, H corpus is approximately 12 cm. Info: she was discovered in 1994 during the reconstruction of a late medieval house near the ramparts of the city of Konstanz on lake Constance and at the University of Erlangen, an x-ray examination was held. The piece was last exhibited in the Goslaer Museum of musical instruments. See article on Focus online: www.focus.de from 3.5.2009.

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