Lyre Guitar

Description (Brief)
This lyre guitar was made by an unknown maker, probably France around 1800-1820. It is a nine course (9x1) guitar with three soundholes and an elaborately carved head. This popular “parlor” instrument was also known in France as "lyre anacréontique" and in England as "Apollo lyre."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
Measurements
overall: 38 3/4 in x 19 7/8 in x 6 in; 98.425 cm x 50.4825 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
MI*60.1367
accession number
227687
catalog number
60.1367
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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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