Item:Pale holly bass viol inlaid with onyx and topaz eels
|pale holly bass viol inlaid with onyx and topaz eels|
|Look:||The pale wood of the holly contrasts sharply with the tiny inlaid flecks of onyx and topaz slivers shaped like sinuously intertwining eels that span the body of the instrument.|
|Appraised Cost:|| 31,250 Kronars|
|Dimensions:||9 length x 5 width x 3 height|
|Sources:||Source is Musiceum (3), Musiceum (2)|
- The bass viol appears to be a stringed instrument.
- You are certain that the bass viol is crafted from wood.
- You are certain that the bass viol is created with exquisite craftsmanship.
- You are certain that the bass viol is strung with a set of four silk strings.
- You are certain that the bass viol needs a bow to be played.
You search your mind for what you know of the bass viol...
The bass viol, or double bass, is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument of the viol family. When playing the bass viol, the bassist either stands or sits on a high stool while leaning the instrument against their body with the bass viol turned slightly inwards for more accessibility to the strings. Because of this stance, the body of the bass viol has distinct sloped shoulders.