Lyre Guitar

Description (Brief)
This guitar was made in Italy in the 19th century by an unknown maker. It is a six course (6x1) lyre-shaped guitar with a pine top, maple back, black lacquer sides, with two circular sound holes and a flat bottom. This popular “parlor” instrument was also known in France as "lyre anacréontique" and in England as "Apollo lyre."
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1800-1899
place made
Italy
Italy
Measurements
overall: 31 1/2 in x 13 1/2 in x 4 1/8 in; 80.01 cm x 34.29 cm x 10.4775 cm
ID Number
MI.378923
catalog number
378923
accession number
147093
Credit Line
Annie-May Hegeman
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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