Ancient lyre and tortoise Thomas Molyneux
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Ancient lyre and tortoise
Study of an ancient lyre, after a drawing in the treatise on harmonics by Marinus Mersennus, with a view of a tortoise or turtle from which the artist believed the lyres were made. Figures 1-2 from a plate for the paper "A letter...containing some thoughts concerning the Ancient Greek and Roman Lyre..." by Thomas Molyneux, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.23 (1702-1703) pp.1267-1278.
Original: ink on paper. 1701
- Image reference: RS-9380
- The Royal Society
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