A Lady Playing a Psaltery by Unknown Artist

The psaltery is an ancient instrument where the strings were plucked with fingers or by plectra.

Details

Medium:
Woodcut coloured by hand
Dimensions:
36 x 24 cm
Art Fund grant:
£120 ( Total: £120)
Acquired in:
1969
Vendor:
Colnaghi

The name may have derived from the Greek psallein meaning plucked with fingers.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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