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Native NameLyra
Object Number:90-2-13
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Russia
Turkestan (uncertain)
Section:Near Eastern
Length: 40 cm
Width: 13.5 cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1990
Other Number:DAS M - Other Number


Lyra- Aegean name, Rahab- Arab. 3 large pegs (dorsal) for gut strings. Almond shaped body with flat belly with 2 D-shaped holes. Body is flat at back; no distinct neck although top and finger board part are covered with darker wood than on belly. Strings tied around wood section at lower end of instr. Back corresponding to finger board is of dark wood with strips of white; back of body seems made of 3 pieces of wood- 2 equal size outer parts with center piece set off by band (black-white-black). Good condition. Small piece of dark wood missing at back of neck. Cf. Sachs. fig. 78 (p.278); Mus. Instr., etc. pp. 217-218.

Length: 40 cm. Width at sound holes: 13.5 cm. Width where finger board meets peg box: 4.3 cm.

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