The psaltery is an ancient instrument where the strings were plucked with fingers or by plectra.
A Lady Playing a Psaltery by Unknown Artist, 1570
© British Museum
- Woodcut coloured by hand
- 36 x 24 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £120 ( Total: £120)
- Acquired in:
The name may have derived from the Greek psallein meaning plucked with fingers.