Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Lyre

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Florence (?), Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Wood, metal
Dimensions:
Total length 72 cm, Body length (base--top of arms) 58 cm, Body width (base/ waist/ widest) 29.2/ 8.2/ 34/9, Body depth (top of arms/ foot) 5.6/ 8.8 cm, Diameter of rosette 8.2 cm, Length of yoke (bottom) 17.8 cm, Vibrating length of strings 38.8 cm
Classification:
Chordophone-Lyre-plucked
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1737
Not on view
Marking: (on label behind rosette) Ca f Gand fils/ Lattara Q Versailles. 1807
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Forgotten Instruments: Exhibition Catalogue of the Katonah Gallery. Exhibition catalogue., Katonah, New York, 1981, pg. 39, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 46.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 46.



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