Friday, March 28, 2014

Ancient musical instruments of Western Asia

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Ancient musical instruments of Western Asia in the British Museum by Joan Rimmer is an art album published in 1969 by the Trustees of the British Museum. The album was printed in Great Britain by Hazel Watson & Viney Ltd. Aylesbury, Bucks.

The cover represents The silver Lyre from Ur reconstructed and the list of plates contains 25 black and white images and a list of 12 figures in the text.

It also contains a foreword written by R.D. Barnett, Keeper, Department of Western Asiatic Antiquities.

It is today more clearly seen than ever before that from very earliest times the Near East, straddling the crossroads of three continents, Asia, Europe and Africa, played a vital part in developing the arts, crafts and sciences of the civilized world of today.

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