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Small arched harp made with a waisted wooden resonator entirely covered with animal skin, stitched on the bottom. The soundtable has two small soundholes. The wooden neck curves upwards and fits into a hole on the top of the resonator, being tightly bound by the same animal skin and gut(?) string. There is a wooden stand attached to the heel section, which was a later addition for exhibit purposes. The harp has five tuning pegs (two broken) and strings made of wire (not original). The strings pierce the soundtable and are attached to a strip of wood (stringholder) that passes along the length of the resonator.

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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:322.112 Arched harps - Wachsmann type 2
  • Repository:Cyfarthfa Castle Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 290mm; Height: 222mm