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Hurdy gurdy

Christian Rault hurdy gurdy (Le Vanneau, France), 2006. © Rafael Vargas

Christian Rault hurdy gurdy (Le Vanneau, France), 2006. © Rafael Vargas

There are few musical instruments that have arrived down to our day from periods prior to 1500. This hurdy gurdy is an instrument which was reconstructed in 2006 based on a triptych from the reliquary of Martin the Humane in the Monasterio de Piedra (Zaragoza), in which an Angel appears playing a hurdy gurdy.

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