Mouth Harp

19 Aug

This Mouth Harp is a small musical instrument used in the 17th century.  It would have been held between the player’s teeth or against the lips and plucked with one or more fingers.  Several mouth harps have been found at the Colony, usually with the tongue missing.  This harp was found in a midden (refuse heap) outside one of the Kirke dwellings.IMG_4298