History of ancient Greek musical instruments. The syrinx or pan flute, the harp, lyras and flutes. The lyre and the flute were the most popular musical instruments of the Greeks.
From a photograph taken among the Bateke tribe, Central Africa, representing a orchestral group.
The koto was introduced from China to Japan during the Nara period (710-793) as an instrument of court music (Gagaku).
Wandering musicians costumes of the 15t century. Musiciens ambulants. XVe siècle. Tiére de mobilier d’Eugène Viollet-le-Duc.
Egyptian Painting: Player of mandore (Necropolis of Thebes. – Eighteenth Dynasty.). Peinture: Joueuse de mandore. Nécrolpole de Thèbes – XVIIIe. dynastie.
Dutch lute player around 1635. 17th century costume. Baroque period fashion Gallery: “Sheets for costume design: historical and folk costumes. Published by Franz Lipperheide, 1876-1887.
A Turkish musician at the Sultans court. Ottoman Empire. A MUSICIAN, BELONGING TO THE GRAND SIGNIOR.
In the lower part of the image three Persian dancers and a servant in the typical costumes are shown. The average dancer wearing a precursor of Raqs Sharqi belly dance costumes.