Krar (Kraar or Kirar) (Lyre)

Unknown Ethiopian, Ethiopian


Wood, skin, and fur

Overall: 11 13/16 × 26 in. (30 × 66 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of John Masland



Place Made: Ethiopia, Eastern Africa, Africa

Object Name

Musical Instrument

Research Area


Not on view


Collected by John G. Coe, Peace Corps Volunteer, Director of Music, Haile Sellassie I University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1962; given to John Wesley Masland II (1912-1968), Dartmouth Professor of Government (1947-1957); Provost of Dartmouth College (1957-1967); lent to present collection, 1967; given to present collection (by permission of his wife), 1972.

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