Rebec

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Crete, Greece
Culture:
Cretan
Medium:
wood, inlay.
Dimensions:
W. 6 × L.19 1/2 in. (15.2 × 49.5 cm)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-bowed-unfretted
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.984
Not on view
This “old-style” Cretan lira is a minstrel instrument played with a bow to which jingles are attached.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 72.

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. 72.