Item:Graceful ash cittern inlaid with an ebony compass rose
|graceful ash cittern inlaid with an ebony compass rose|
|Look:||The sixteen points of the compass rose radiate from the hole in the center of the pear-shaped soundbox, reflecting the notes produced by the six courses of strings.|
|Appraised Cost:|| 9,000 Kronars|
|Dimensions:||5 length x 3 width x 1 height|
|Sources:||Source is Nytingale's Instruments (9)|
- The ash cittern appears to be a stringed instrument.
- You are certain that the ash cittern is crafted from wood.
- You are certain that the ash cittern is finely made.
The pear-shaped cittern has a flat back and very long, fretted neck ending in a scrollwork pegbox. Often crafted in a variety of shapes, the cittern also often bears an ornamentally carved sound hole placed beneath courses of six strings and a short, shallow bridge placed halfway between the sound hole and the instrument's lower edge.