9

someone asked me to do an updated coloring tutorial thing so here! Sorry I don’t rly have a special way of doing things I kinda just wing it a lot and if u ask me in another week I’ll probably be doing it in a different way.. THIS IS JUST HOW I COLOR it is by no means the right way to do things!!

and also bc ppl ask abt how I lineart alot idk why; I don’t actually do lineart, I paint and then I define details with lines which is a kinda lazy way to do things HAHA

[Translation] #ProtectGruvia2K16

Original art by: ベル
※permission to translate was given by the author via twitter
Translator: sarapyon
PS:
I hope you guys can donate (willingly & any amount), just click the donate button at my sidebar description if you guys appreciate and enjoy reading what I always do for the gruvia comics with translations.

Please don’t reprint this without the artist’s permission.

taylor swift is literally worth 200 million dollars and she’s sitting on her ass commenting on people’s pictures on instagram making them feel better, giving them advice, and telling them she wants their pizza

2

Sumerian Silver Lyre, from Ur, southern Iraq, c. 2600-2400 BC

This lyre was found in the ‘Great Death-Pit’, one of the graves in the Royal Cemetery at Ur. The burial in the Great Death-Pit was accompanied by seventy-four bodies - six men and sixty-eight women -laid down in rows on the floor of the pit. Three lyres were piled one on top of another. They were all made from wood which had decayed by the time they were excavated, but two of them, of which this is one, were entirely covered in sheet silver attached by small silver nails. The plaques down the front of the sounding box are made of shell. The silver cow’s head decorating the front has inlaid eyes of shell and lapis lazuli. The edges of the sound box have a narrow border of shell and lapis lazuli inlay.

When found, the lyre lay in the soil. The metal was very brittle and the uprights were squashed flat. First it was photographed, and then covered in wax and waxed cloth to hold it together for lifting. The silver on the top and back edge of the sounding box had been destroyed. Some of the silver preserved the impression of matting on which it must have originally lain. Eleven silver tubes acted as the tuning pegs.

Such instruments were probably important parts of rituals at court and temple. There are representations of lyre players and their instruments on cylinder seals, and on the Standard of Ur being played alongside a possible singer.