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Charles van Raalte

Greek Lyra

Period:
19th Century
Description:

These Greek instruments are similar to the Turkish Kemangeh, both are played with bows.  This one has a wooden soundboard backed by a body made from tortoiseshell and ivory and has 3 strings.

Materials/Media:
wood, tortoiseshell, ivory
Dimensions:
length 413mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
MI/A18
Digital Number:
EAMU034a, b
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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