Despite stringed instruments being around for thousands of years, bowed instruments are a fairly new invention. It is believed that the talented horse-mounted warriors of Central Asia circa 10th century used their hunting bows to play stringed instruments. Simpler devices/instruments were developed and quickly spread into the Far East, India & Europe via the Silk Road. The Violin in its present form emerged in early 16th century Northern Italy where it became popular both among street musicians and the nobility. A Violin typically consists of: belly, bridge, neck, strings, tuning pegs, scroll and optional chin rest. Bring your minifig orchestra to life or spend an afternoon on the porch fiddling’ around with this elegant accessory. Fits most standard minifig hands.