glass harp (Musical Glasses)

~ Percussion instrument

Description

Known in Persia as far back as the 14th century, it consists of glass containers, tuned by either being filled with water or later being of different sizes. Played by rubbing dampened fingers on the rims.

Relationships

derivations: glass harmonica (Glass bowls mounted on spindle)
type of: friction idiophone
Wikidata: Q48230 [info]
picture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Erich_Nauwerck's_Glasharfe.jpg [info]