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Lyre Guitar

Maker: Possibly Joseph Pons (French, born 1776) (probably a son of César Pons)
Date: ca. 1805
Geography: Paris, France
Culture: French
Medium: Mahogany, spruce, gilding
Dimensions: H. 87 cm. (34 1/4 in.); Max. W. 36.5 cm. (14 3/8 in.); String L. 64 cm. (25 3/16 in.)
Classification: Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line: Purchase, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, 1998
Accession Number: 1998.121

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