The Saxon Lyre: History, Construction and Playing Techniques - Figures

by Dofinn-Hallr Morrisson and Thóra Sharptooth

Copyright (c) 1992, 1995 Greg Priest-Dorman and Carolyn Priest-Dorman.

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The illistrations

Figure 1, David playing the lyre(43k jpg)

after an illistration in the Vespasian Psalter, an early eighth century English manuscript showing David playing the Lyre. Note blocking with left hand and strumming with right.

Figure 2, Anatomy of the lyre(68k jpg)

Figures 3 & 4 and Tables 1 & 2, Summary of the Finds (86k jpg)

figures and tables comparing the extant Lyre and Bridge finds.

Figure 5, Illustration for construction option 1(64k gif)

Figure 6, Illustration for construction option 2(83k gif)

Figure 7, Illustration for construction of the Tail Peice(44k gif)

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