Restoration of a Gusli in the Novgorod Archaeological Museum, Russia.

Gusli -Russian, Гусли [Gusli]//// Belarusian, Гуслі//// Bulgarian, Псалтира Psaltira//// Polish, Psałterion//// Czech, Žaltář//// Slovak, Žaltár//// Serbian, Псалтира Psaltira//// Croatian, Psaltira//// Macedonian, Псалтира Psaltira

 


Detail of a Medieval bracelet showing a musician playing a Gusli, illustrated by Rybakov (1971:Figure 150). The silver bracelet dates from the 12th century and belongs to the Kiev State History Museum.



A Medieval bracelet showing a musician playing a Gusli, illustrated by Rybakov (1971:Figure 157). The silver bracelet was part of the treasure found in Staraya Ryazan in 1966. The late 12th century or early 13th century silver bracelet was decorated by engraving, gilding, and niello; it is part of the Ryazan Regional Museum of Local Studies.

Gusli in the Russian Ethnographic Museum, Moscow.

Gusli in the Russian Ethnographci Museum, Moscow.

Gusli in the Russian Ethnographic Museum, Moscow.

Gusli in the Russian Ethnographic Museum, Moscow.

Gusli in the Russian Ethnographic Museum, Moscow.

19th century lithographic of a man holding a Gusli.
Rybakov, B. A.
1971 Russian applied art of Tenth-Thirdteenth Centuries. Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad. [in Russian and English]

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