Made by Angelo Mannello, 1858-1922 / Mandolin / ca. 1900Made by Angelo Mannello, 1858-1922
ca. 1900

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Creator Name: Mannello, Angelo
Creator Role: Maker
Creator Name-CRT: Made by Angelo Mannello, 1858-1922
Title: Mandolin
Title Type: Object name
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Creation Start Date: 1880
Creation End Date: 1920
Creation Date: ca. 1900
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Chordophone with neck/plucked
Materials and Techniques: Wood, tortoiseshell, ivory, metal
Dimensions: L. 24 5/8 in. (62.4 cm); Max. W. 7 3/4 in. (19.8 cm); Max D. 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm); L. of string 13 in. (33 cm); soundhole depth 2 5/8 x 1 3/8 in. (6.7 x 3.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1972.111.1a,b,c
Credit Line: Gift of the Family of Angelo Mannello, 1972

Angelo Mannello and Nicola Turturro emigrated from Italy to New York City in the late nineteenth century, establishing themselves as instrument makers. Mannello soon began winning awards at international expositions for his elegant Neapolitan-style mandolins, while Turturro departed from traditional patterns and patented several new models, among them the lyre-mandolin shown here. Both makers later mass-produced instruments for the wholesale trade, but this example, created early in their careers, was designed to represent the highest degree of imaginative craftsmanship.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1972.111.1a,b,c
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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