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Greek lyra 1

Period:
19th Century
Description:

The Greek lyra (also known as a Cretan lyra) is a pear-shaped 3 stringed musical instrument that is played with a bow. Unlike a violin, it is played sitting vertically on the knee, rather than under the chin.

 

The body of this lyra is overlaid with bone in simple running patterns and features two D-shaped  soundholes.

Dimensions:
Length: 413mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000505
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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