Egyptian musicians


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According to the great quantity of musical instruments found in the tombs, music was a source of pleasure and relaxation for rich Egyptians. The main instrument was the harp, followed by the flute. In this representation of a painting in the tomb of Nakht (an astronomer of the God Amun during the kingdom of Amenhotep III) we see a flute player, A harp player and a youth playing the norva; the latter one being close to our banjo and made out of a turtle shell. The three instrumentalists are lightly dressed with transparent clothes and veils. They have incense sticks over the head to perfume the body and hair.

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Weight2.5 kg

Tomb of Nakht, Egypt



9" x 14" (23 x 36 cm) Wall hanging, Stone finish polychrome (color detailed)



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