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Lyre Guitar

Maker: Joseph-Louis Germain (French, Mirecourt 1822–1870 Mirecourt)
Date: ca. 1840
Geography: France
Medium: Wood, mother-of-pearl, gut, metal wound on silk
Dimensions: L. 36 in. L. of fingerboard (nut to base) 39.8 cm W. of fingerboard at base 5.9 cm L. of body 43. cm W. of body at widest 33.1 cm D. of body at neck 7.2 cm, at foot 9.2 cm L. of Strings vibrating 65.1 cm Diam. of soundhole +/- 6cm
Classification: Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line: The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number: 89.4.1074

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