Lyre is a traditional musical instrument made of wood with tin top and bottom. It has six strings and the resonator has a wooden bridge. It is made and played by young men in the evening to accompany singing and entertain guests.


  • Title: Lyre
  • Date Created: 1969
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Lyre
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Wood, Metal string
  • Photographer: GibsPhotography
  • Local Name: Kibukan
  • Community: Tugen
  • Collection Date: 1971-07-27
  • Collected By: Jean Brown

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