Metropolitan Museum of Art                         Violin, 1669 made by Nicolò Amati (Italian, 1596–1684)
Cremona, Italy
Spruce, maple, other woods
L. of body 13 13/16 in. (35 cm) (belly), L. of upper bouts 6 3/8 in. (16.1 cm), L. of middle bouts 4 3/8 in. (11 cm), L. of lower bouts 7 7/8 in. (20.1 cm)
Gift of Evelyn Stark, 1974 (1974.229)

Violin Maker: Nicolò Amati (Cremona Cremona) Date: 1669 Geography: Cremona, Italy Culture: Italian (Cremona) Medium: Spruce, maple, other woods Dimensions: Body length (belly): 35 cm in. Upper bouts: cm in. Middle bouts: cm in. Lower bouts: cm in.

Andrea Amati violin carved back - made between 1590-1600

Andrea Amati viola carved back - made between OH MY GOODNESS! Amati was the one who taught Stradivari who taught Guarnerius in which these 3 are the best violin makers in all time during what was the "Golden Age" of violin making

Andrea Amati violin, 1564

Andrea Amati violin, 1564 - in memory of my uncle-by-marriage, Nat Nisson, who played the violin professionally. Not sure what eventually became of his precious Amati and Stradivarius instruments, about which he talked with such deep affection.

1671 Nicolo Amati violin (with caliper, mm) Back 351 Upper Bout 161 Middle Bout 111 Lower Bout 200

1671 Nicolo Amati violin (with caliper, mm) Back 351 Upper Bout 161 Middle Bout 111 Lower Bout 200

1693 Girolamo II Amati Violin with 351mm back from The Four Centuries Gallery

1693 Girolamo II Amati Violin with back from The Four Centuries Gallery

1693 Girolamo II Amati Violin with 352mm back from The Four Centuries Gallery

1693 Girolamo II Amati Violin with back from The Four Centuries Gallery

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