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'Jews' harp

Date made: 18th century

Place made: Ronaldsway

Description: Musical instrument. This metal Jew's Harp is probably of an 18th century date. It is missing its lamella. It was found by a metal detector at the Isle of Man Freeport site, Ronaldsway, Malew.

The Jew's Harp is a small musical instrument which is held against the teeth or lips, and plucked with the fingers.

Measurements: overall: 5.5 x 2.5 x .5 cm

Materials: metal

Object name: jews harp

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1986-0181


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