A five-stringed descant viol, developed in 18th century France, where it was popular with amateurs.

The pegbox is surmounted by a carved female head.

Horniman Museum and Gardens

100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ
020 8699 1872

Opening times


Daily, 10am – 5.30pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec


Daily, Mon – Sat, 7.15am – sunset

Sun and Bank Holidays, 8am ​– sunset

Closed 25 Dec

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