Chitarra battente barocca

Typical musical instruments Mother of Pearl Olive wood Parchment Spruce Willow
Single artwork


Description by the artist

The instrument is carved in a single piece of wood, the soundboard in fine resonance spruce is finely decorated. Lively and balanced sonority. We find it in several paintings in the area of Acireale.

Details and dimensions

Dimensions (cm): Height 94, Width 24, Depth 12
Weight (kg): 1200
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

The instrument brings to mind the Sicily of XVII-XVIII century when, especially among the renowned Sicilian aristocratic circles, those who bring us back to the Leopard of Tomasi of Lampedusa, it was played by skilled island musicians .

Photo: Acireale, city seen from the sea, 1657


The Governance also suggests

The objective of the Governance is both to safeguard the traditions and ancient crafts of the people of Sicily, and to sustain economically the Artisans and the Artists, both the real ethno-anthropologists of the country.
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