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tentacion1999 · 2 days ago
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A Central African lyre made from a human skull,antelope horns, animal skin, and human hair, 19th century.
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owlyjules · a month ago
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Wisptober 2 - Hymns 
 "After sunset, they would fly with their messenger, singing inaudible hymns to their beloved night." 
 Basically, what if there was a Hermes for bats and other night creature and gods! I think I remember reading that bats where often seen as linked to Hades and Persephone as well so even better.;D
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caffstrink · 3 months ago
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se deus é menina e menino, eu sou o masculino e feminino
if god is a boy and a girl, i am masculine and feminine
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misterlucian · 2 months ago
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Zlaijerh/Malachiah - Apollonian/Dionisiac
Digital work and traditional work on the same piece. A few alternates over on patreon of course. I am cajoling myself to post here more frequently, but my energy is at a low, painful ebb. This year has been very good in some ways, and excruciatingly painful in others. Thank you for your patience, and your interest in my work, if that's still something that applies.
SHOP / KO-FI / PATREON / INSTAGRAM
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aliciarose-art · 5 months ago
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Venti ✨
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sculppp · 9 months ago
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Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 –1951) 
Man with Lyre
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lomiongurthang9 · 2 months ago
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softlytired · 7 months ago
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I've been wanting to draw this scene from Parks and Rec for a looong time 🦁🐱
Original scene (x)
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blackthornwinter · 7 months ago
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The Siren is a painting by John William Waterhouse. The painting depicts a siren sitting at the edge of a cliff, lyre in hand, staring down at a shipwrecked sailor floating in water, who in turn is staring up at her. The picture was painted in 1900 and is now part of a private collection.
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caffstrink · 25 days ago
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A friendly smile
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talesfromkirigakure · 6 months ago
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(Behold Apollo in all his glory, or at least as far as I can depict him.)
(It isn't a recent picture by any means but I thought I'd like to share him.)
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systemstims · 6 months ago
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⭐ | Music Bloomer
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pinktofuart · a year ago
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💧🌊𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘢 🌊 💧
Inspired by an early 1900′s book cover- Költők albuma,1904 Collection of contemporary Hungarian poetry
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harpsona · 3 months ago
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I was sent some instruments, so I made an unboxing video and played some Zelda 😄
Link: https://youtu.be/AusRRsW9xck
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sorekbekarmi · 2 months ago
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Hiii 🥰 I thought you're the best person to ask this question - could you recommend some kinnor musicians? Doesn't matter if their music is religious or not. Thanks!!
For those who don't know - kinor and nevel are biblical instruments usually translated as lyre and harp.
(A harp has strings running perpendicular to the sound box supported by an arch, a lyre has the same sound box and supporting arch but the strings run parallel to the box, more like a guitar).
In modern Hebrew, kinor usually means violin, but the Sea of Galilee is famously called Kinneret because it's shaped like a harp.
So, if you're asking for kinor musicians, you MUST already know about Michael Levy, because he is like. THE kinor musician and also an ardent researcher of harps and lyres in the ancient world. But for those who don't know.
Michael Levy's Website and Spotify. Go now, run don't walk.
One of his theories is that the begena, the giant lyre played in Ethiopia (possibly also Eritrean?) religious music, is a direct descendant of the Biblical kinor and nevel. (He also believes, if I remember, that the nevel is basically just a big kinor, like the difference between a violin and cello. He bases this on Talmudic accounts of how many of each instrument were used in temple ensembles I believe. So. He thinks the begena is actually a nevel, but he also thinks kinor and nevel are basically the same thing.)
He's fascinating because he IS Jewish, and in fact a Levite, so he has a personal connection to the topic. And his research includes that Jewish perspective - things like Semitic etymology and linguistic comparison, weighing in Talmud and Rabbinic commentary, depictions of lyres in the archeological record of Judah, etc.
And, a lot of his music IS religious Jewish music, which is cool. But he also plays secular music, and has done albums in many styles on many types of ancient lyres. He plays ancient compositions, modern songs, and original works.
As for other kinor players... I unfortunately don't know who else to point you to. Its such a subjective field! Because by nature it's a reconstructed instrument. So, who is playing REAL Jewish music on a REAL kinor... probably no one, but Michael Levy is for sure the closest.
So in a sense, one could include all the ancient music lyre and harp players (there's a few others like Michael on YouTube), or even all lyres in general.
If anyone DOES have more recommendations for @bozhydar and me, I VORACIOUSLY IMPLORE you to leave them in the reblogs. I have been obsessed with Michael Levy for YEARS, and I always need a lyre fix.
Also, if you're interested in the topic, I would suggest that you seek out new music by studying various harps and lyres in the MENAHT region - there are a lot. Kithara, çeng, semsemia, kissar/tambour, begena, etc. The form of instruments affects their timbre but ALSO how they are played, so if you're interested in the playing styles and musicality of ancient lyre players, the closest analog will be modern lyre players, because the shape of the instrument itself carries some of those qualities.
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wolvesnap · 4 months ago
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“My road forward has been a muddy one. Slick with blood and tears, but we can reach its end together.”
new best girl on the block for @bone-island, plus a little guy i’ll add hopefully to loners there 🦈 🌾
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leidensygdom · 7 months ago
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Jorven, my tiefling bard- Now I finally have a half-body! Here he's got that nasty crystal corruption, which would end up taking his entire body and transforming him into a watcher, an undead creature. The process was quite long, though. Jorven was a bard when alive, surprisingly. He lost his voice after becoming an undead, as a curse, which is he'd later become a druid.
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