- Museum number
Neck of a harp: the neck is elliptical in section, except that the back has been carved flat to take the holes for the seventeen pegs, eleven of which survive intact, and four of which have been broken off in the hole. Below the last peg the neck widens and thickens considerably and curves sharply. The angle and thickness at this point suggest that the original was a sizeable instrument. The nature of the break suggests that a base bar may have been dowelled into the neck, where there are traces of adhesive. On the outside are traces of plaster and some signs of red paint.
Length: 58.40 centimetres (max)
Length: 4.80 centimetres (peg)
Width: 6.20 centimetres (max;whole)
- Curator's comments
- J. G. Wilkinson, ‘The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians’ (1878), I, p. 462 and woodcut no. 231.
- Not on display
- fair (incomplete - chipped and cracked)
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BS.6383 (Birch Slip Number)