Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Partially Restored Oblique Lyre

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18, early
Date:
ca. 1550–1458 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Courtyard CC 41, Pit 1, Chamber A debris, MMA excavations, 1915–16
Medium:
Wood (frame), bronze or copper alloy, (staple)
Bronze
Dimensions:
Length of crossbar 31.3 cm.; of soundbox 19.5 cm.;
Top of soundbox 22.3 cm.; Base of soundbox 19.5 cm.;
Length from crossbar to base of soundbox: longer side 44 cm.; shorter side 33 cm.;
Height of soundbox 17 cm.
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
16.10.504
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
Museum excavations, 1915–16. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1916.

Scott, Nora E. 1944. Home Life of the Ancient Egyptians: A Picture Book. New York: Plantin Press, fig. 35.

Winlock, Herbert E. 1947. Rise and Fall of the Middle Kingdom in Thebes. New York: Macmillan Co., Pl. 32.

Hayes, William C. 1959. Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part II: The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675-1080 B.C.). Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 24, fig. 9.

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