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141. Jacques Callot, hurdy-gurdy player (17th cent.)
142. Figure on the portal of Saint-Nicolas-du-Port in Toul (around 1510), drawing
143. W. Hollar, hurdy-gurdy player at the peasant dance (after D. Teniers) (17th cent.)
144. Reconstruction of an old German hurdy-gurdy
145. Probable Bohemian hurdy-gurdy (18th cent.) with figure-shaped bridges
146. German hurdy-gurdy (18th cent.)
The figure-shaped bridges on either side of the wheel
147. German hurdy-gurdy (17th/18th cent.)
148. Itinerant musician with hurdy-gurdy. Dutch copperplate engraving from the 17th century
149. J.G. Prestel (1739-1808), hurdy-gurdy player
150. Hieronymous Bosch (around 1450-1516), cripples and beggars
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© Original text in German copyright 1977, Verlag für systematische Musikwissenschaft GmbH
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