X65.5526 Lyre

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Lyre (kissar)
Sudan
Tambura peoples
Wood, beads, textile, hide, horn
1928
H: 73.7 cm, W: 63.5 cm (H: 29 in, W: 25 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Wellcome Trust. X65.5526

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Tambura musicians often played lyres like this one, accompanied by drums in rituals designed to rid a person of an afflicting spirit.

Source: DjeDje, J. C. (1999). “Turn Up the Volume! A Celebration of African Music”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 299

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