Kingdom of Northumbria in AD 802
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Replica of the Sutton Hoo large lyre. Maplewood, with electrotyped fittings, bone bridge and gut strings. With tuning peg and wooden carrying case. This lyre is functional, and can be played. Replica of 1939,10-10.203.
The remains of a six-stringed maple wood lyre were found in the excavations of the royal burial mounds at Sutton Hoo, now in the British Museum. The Museum also has a playable modern replica. More information, with a video of a reconstructed harp being played, can be found here.
Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1. Excavated 1939. British Museum Registration number 1939,1010.203.65.
British Museum registration number SHR.10