Late Medieval lute, based on various iconographic sources of 1350-1480. 4 or 5 course. Also available with 6 courses. Available fretted or unfretted. The upper, smaller rose is available in round, diamond or lancet window shape.
Scale length: 56cm.
German/Alpine Spruce, European Ash, Wych Elm, European Cherry, Boxwood. Other wood choices available.
Part of 'Allegory of April: Triumph of Venus' by Francesca Della Cossa (Italy, 1478).
On the left, part of 'The Coronation of the Virgin' by Paolo and Giovanni Veneziano (Italy, 1358). On the right, part of 'Madonna in Trono' by Niccolo di Pietro Gerini (Italy, 1395).
Close-up view of double rose.
Front view from end of body.
Back view from end of body, showing endcap.
A video and sound sample of this instrument being played. Playing by Jo Dusepo.