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Turkish harp

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An interesting representation of a Turkish woman playing the harp sketched from life by Melchior Lorich in the seventeenth century, probably exhibits an old Persian chang; for the Turks derived their music principally from Persia. Here we have an introduction into Europe of the oriental frame without a front pillar.

Musical Instruments
Written by Carl Engel
Published in 1875
Available from gutenberg.org