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Maple wood fragment from lyre. A curved strip forming one end of the lyre, from which the strings are attached. One end forms a thin rectangular tongue which slots into the hollow part of fragment 1939,1010.203.62, and has rivet hole. Part of gilt copper alloy plate 1939,1010.203.76 is attached by this means. The curve is pierced by six holes for pegs, and terminates in a rounded end.
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 13.2 centimetres
- Length: 3.3 centimetres (tongue)
- Width: 3 centimetres (tongue)
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS11653
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