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Greek Lyra

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.

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    19th century
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    Dean Castle
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  • Period:19th century
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  • Repository:Dean Castle
  • Measurements:length 413mm