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Harp, ninth century

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In the illustration from the manuscript of the monastery of St. Blasius twelve strings and two sound holes are given to it. A harp similar in form and size, but without the front pillar, was known to the ancient Egyptians.

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