c. 530–520 BC
Overall: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)
Gift of J. H. Wade 1924.536
Vase painters depict four different kinds of lyres, or stringed musical instruments.
Two musicians appear on this amphora fragment. The first, long-haired and bearded, holds an instrument that is mostly lost, but with a curving arm that identifies it as a lyre, probably of the standard (chelys, or tortoiseshell) type. His bearded companion, with curly hair and an ornate robe, plays a concert kithara, a more elaborate seven-stringed instrument.
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