minstrel: new topic/psaltry

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Wed Apr 19 15:35:17 PDT 2000


> Thank you.  I was fairly sure the triangular sort was modern; does
> anyone know if the old "pig's nose" sort were ever bowed, or only
> plucked?  (I have a vague memory of an illumination of something of
> the sort being bowed, but I may be misremembering.)

A while back someone cited a single painting as "documentation" of the
bowed psaltry. Some folks looked at it and said they thought it was
just a bad painting of a different kind of instrument. As you know,
it's a bad idea to work off single examples of paintings...

-- Gregory Blount


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