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Possible citole or cythara family? The instrument is being held like a European citole. Hellenistic style limestone carving of a veiled Asian female musician from Bactria, Kushan period, approximately 1st century AD. Excavated from Airtam, Termez, southern Uzbekistan and now in the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg.

Possible citole or cythara family? The instrument is being held like a European citole. Hellenistic style limestone carving of a veiled Asian female musician from Bactria, Kushan period, approximately 1st century AD. Excavated from Airtam, Termez, southern Uzbekistan and now in the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg.

Airtam Frieze lute. Lute player, Bactria, Kushan period, approximately 1st century AD. Excavated from Airtam, Termez, southern Uzbekistan and now in the Hermitage Museums, Saint Petersburg. This instrument has four moon-shaped soundholes. It is being played like a citole, an instrument it predates by almost a thousand years. Hellenistic style limestone carving of a veiled Asian female musician.

Airtam Frieze lute. Lute player, Bactria, Kushan period, approximately 1st century AD. Excavated from Airtam, Termez, southern Uzbekistan and now in the Hermitage Museums, Saint Petersburg. This instrument has four moon-shaped soundholes. It is being played like a citole, an instrument it predates by almost a thousand years. Hellenistic style limestone carving of a veiled Asian female musician.

Long Necked Lute from Uruk Bagdad, Iraq Museum IM 46588 2900-2370 B.C.E.

Long Necked Lute from Uruk Bagdad, Iraq Museum IM 46588 2900-2370 B.C.E.

Moulded figurine, Susa. Medo-Elamite period. 14th–12th centuries BC.

Luth player - Pandura - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Kobyz (Kazakh: қобыз) or kyl-kobyz is an ancient Kazakh string instrument. It has two strings made of horsehair. The resonating cavity is usually covered with goat leather. Traditionally kobyzes were sacred instruments, owned by shamans and bakses (traditional spiritual medics). According to legends, the kobyz and its music could banish evil spirits, sicknesses and death. - Above:Different types of Kobyzes.

The Kobyz (Kazakh: қобыз) or kyl-kobyz is an ancient Kazakh string instrument. It has two strings made of horsehair. The resonating cavity is usually covered with goat leather. Traditionally kobyzes were sacred instruments, owned by shamans and bakses (traditional spiritual medics). According to legends, the kobyz and its music could banish evil spirits, sicknesses and death. - Above:Different types of Kobyzes.

Frise avec des musiciens et danseurs  Contre-marche d'un escalier de stupa. Provient de Chakhil - i- Goundi.  (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Mathieu Ravaux  calcaire, haut-relief, sculpture (technique)  Afghanistan, monastère de Hadda

Frise avec des musiciens et danseurs Contre-marche d'un escalier de stupa. Provient de Chakhil - i- Goundi. (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Mathieu Ravaux calcaire, haut-relief, sculpture (technique) Afghanistan, monastère de Hadda

Bracket with Two Musicians (Nagadanta), 2nd Century Pakistan, Gandhara, probably Butkara in Swat, Kushan Period (1st century-320)

Bracket with Two Musicians (Nagadanta), Century Pakistan, Gandhara, probably Butkara in Swat, Kushan Period

V&A museum object

V&A museum object