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Inspirational Art: Hamburger Cithrinchen – Joachim Tielke

Posted on the 21 June 2021 by Cendrinemedia @cendrinemedia

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Title: Hamburger Cithrinchen

Date: ca. 1685

Artist: Joachim Tielke (1641-1719)

Type of art: musical instrument; wood, ivory, ebony, and other materials.

Note: The Hamburger Cithrinchen (or bell-shaped cittern) originates from Hamburg, Germany, and was fashionable from the mid-17th to the mid-18th centuries. The instrument is related to lutes and guitars, and played with a plectrum. It is still used today in traditional musical styles.

"This particular example is lavishly decorated with ebony foliate decoration on a white ground. The cypress belly has three rosettes made of parchment and showing traces of an original green pigment. The pegbox has the head of a Moorish king."

Source and information: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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