elgin collection

Lyre restored from remains.Have been found in Athens Greece, and it'sprobably 5th or 4th century BC.
The lyre was a stringed instrument plucked with the fingers or a plectrum. The tortoise shell served as a sound box. The strings stretched over a bridge and were held in tension by a cross-piece supported on two projecting arms. Elgin Collection,British Museum.

Λύρα αποκατεστημένη από υπολείμματα Έχει βρεθεί στην Αθήνα, και είναι πιθανόν του 5ου ή 4ου αιώνα π.Χ..
Η λύρα ήταν ένα έγχορδο όργανο που παίζονταν με τα δάχτυλα ή πένα. Το κέλυφος χελώνας χρησίμευσε ως ηχείο. Οι χορδές ήταν τεντωμένες πάνω από μια γέφυρα και κρατούνταν τεντωμένες από μια τραβέρσα που στηρίζονταν σε δύο προεξέχοντες βραχίονες. Συλλογή Έλγιν,Βρετανικό Μουσείο.

Photograph from the Elgin Collection: ‘Autumn Tour 1895. Vol II’ of the colossal Nandi image on Chamundi Hill, taken by Nicholas and Company in the 1890s. Chamundi Hill is a rocky hill about two miles south-east of the Fort of Mysore. The hill takes its name from the Goddess Chamundi, an emanation of Durga and the guardian deity of the Mysore Rajas, who was worshipped in the temple on the summit. On the road that ascends the hill there is a colossal Nandi image hewn out of a single boulder in 1659. Nandi is the bull sacred to the god Shiva. It is represented with ceremonial bells and garlands.

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