Item:Silver maple viola with nomlas-shaped tuning pins

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silver maple viola with nomlas-shaped tuning pins
Look: The fan-like appearance of this bias-cut wood has been left virtually untouched save for tiny carvings of sea creatures all along the body of the instrument. At the scroll, the tuning pins of orange jade depict nomlas in various stages of leaping.
Weight: Unknown
Appraised Cost: Unknown
Special Properties:
  • This is a musical instrument (or a tool to play, repair, or clean one).
Dimensions: 5 length x 2 width x 1 height
Sources: Source is Musiceum (3), Musiceum (2)

Appraisal

  • The maple viola appears to be a stringed instrument.
  • You are certain that the maple viola is crafted from wood.
  • You are certain that the maple viola is very finely made.
  • You are certain that the maple viola is strung with a set of four silk strings.
  • You are certain that the maple viola needs a bow to be played.

Recall

You search your mind for what you know of the maple viola...

The viola is a bowed four-string instrument, slightly larger than a violin in size and with a much deeper sound. The viola's stately and dark timbre contrasts sharply with that of the violin, placing it in the middle of the viol family, as it is lower than the violin but pitched much higher than a violincello.