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Wood, inlaid with ivory and tortoise-shell, engraved. Two sets of tuning pegs, the lower containing fourteen, and the higher, ten.

On the middle of the neck is an ovl plate of mother-of-pearl, bering the German inscription, Gott der Herr ist Sonne und Schield ("God, the Lord, is sun and shield.") About 1700

Descriptive Catalogue of the Musical Instruments in the South Kensington Museum by Carl Engel Published 1870 - Available from Books.google.com (This version has 99 pages in it)