- Jan 28, 2007Sorry about this double post, it seems my message
eventually came trough, I hope the other one is lost
in cyber space!
I think the lyre you refer too is the Oberflacht lyre
from a 6 th or 7th century Allamanic tomb. It looks
like its strings were probably guts and not metal.
The angels story isvery interesting, have you any idea
of their location?
--- Brendan Ring <brendan2ring@...> wrote:
> I sent this already but I think it got lost.___________________________________________________________
> You might find this site interesting,
> They have an article or pamphlet called " Carnyx and
> lyres in Gaule" which I will try to get from them.
> Their Romanesque iconography is worth a detour,
> out the harp on the phototheque icon. They say in
> that harps are seldom represented in Romanesque
> carving, I find this isn't correct as I keep coming
> across representations, even on the corbels of my
> local church(11th/12th century)!
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