Conservation of the Lyre from Grave 48 in the Area between the So-Called ‘Eriai’ Gates and the Dipylon (470–50 BC)

TitoloConservation of the Lyre from Grave 48 in the Area between the So-Called ‘Eriai’ Gates and the Dipylon (470–50 BC)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsMilona, V
JournalGreek and Roman Musical Studies
Volume8
Issue1
Pagination45–62
Abstract

This paper focuses on the conservation of the lyre (chelys) of Grave 48, from the area between the so-called ‘Eriai’ Gates and the Dipylon. First, it describes the lifting of the lyre (sound box) from the ground and the recovery of the fragile plaques and fragments from the compact block of soil in the laboratory. Subsequently, it presents the extensive conservation work undertaken by the present writer and her team. Furthermore, it summarizes the conclusions of the X-Radiography and Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) examinations of the sound box and the string holder and provides information about the biochemistry, structure and decay of the tortoise shell. In conclusion, the collaboration between conservator and archaeomusicologist, during the remedial conservation treatment, was of great importance, and helped with the identification of the plaques and restoration of the lyre. [https://brill.com/view/journals/grms/8/1/article-p45_4.xml]

DOI10.1163/22129758-12341361

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