Though the representations of instruments are reasonably true to life, there are inconsistences and distortions such as the inverted order of the organ pipes or distorted dimensions of some instruments.
The emblematic title page of Philipp Jakob Baudrexel's collection of religious music «Primitiae deo et agno coelestis hierarchiae cantatae» (Innsbruck, 1664) was produced by the Augsburg etcher Mathäus Küsel (1629-81).
This is a reference to Fortuna, which was shown in a similar position in Andrea Alciati’s Emblemata.
The motto printed with the emblem indicates that Sultzbach is challenging Fortuna’s power, and thus the old man illustration becomes an adversary of that of the goddess.
These vessels were made in the 3rd to 6th century, but also after the Muslim conquest; some of the vessels are dated to the 9th to 10th century.
A question still under discussion is the interpretation of the motif in Islamic art.
The editions were pirated, with pieces mostly taken from the Intabolatura da leuto del divino Francesco da Milano, possibly published in 1535.
in 1536, Johannes Sultzbach became the first to publish instrumental music in Naples.
Although all this styles appear depicted on (octopus legs), or with a single narrow leg.
In images by Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769-1825), one stand has a single slightly shorter leg, one is posted on a vertical board which has its center hollowed out, and one has three thick curved legs.
Below, on each side, are depicted two choirs of angel musicians, of seven members each not counting a few secondary figures.
The ensemble on the left consists of a lute, shawm, cornett, buccina, violin, bass violin, and organ; the ensemble on the right includes a trombone, lute, portative harp, flute, violin, and viol.