Sumerian Harp, Iraq, 2500 BCE

by Beverly Jones, '97


This is a recreation of Queen Shub-Ad's harp, an artifact unearthed early this century from the Sumerian Royal Cemetery at Ur. It is the oldest known example of the true triangular harp, which evolved directly from the hunting bow.

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