Shoulder Harp



A wooden five stringed shoulder harp. Notched bar, curved neck and five pegs, now with modern strings. Parchment or leather is missing from the top of the sound box which would have been attached through pairs of holes along the edge of the sound box, at intervals of 75 mm. From John Garstang's excavations at Beni Hasan, tomb 287, the tomb of Senuatef and others. Given to John Rankin in return for his excavation subscription and he presented it to the Liverpool Institute of Archaeology as a gift. Transferrd to World Museum in 1912.