The History And Development Of Musical Instruments From The Earliest Times.

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a plectrum. All the men have beards, contrary to the custom of the Egyptians, but very general in the East at that period, and noticed as a peculiarity of foreign uncivilized nations throughout their sculptures. The men have sandals, the women a sort of boot reaching to the ankle—both which were worn by many Asiatic people. The lyre is rude, and differs in form from those generally used in Egypt." In the engraving the lyre-player, another man, and some strange animals from this group, are represented.
The Tamboura. Minnim, machaiath, and ncbci are usually supposed to be the names of instruments of the lute or guitar kind. Minnim, however, appears more likely to imply stringed instruments in general than any particular instrument.
The Single Pipe. Chalil and nckcb were the names of the Hebrew pipes or flutes.
The Double Pipe. Probably the niishrohitha mentioned in Daniel. The vushrokitha is represented in the drawings of our
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