The castle of Beir Jibrîn, by starlight. Arab musicians in the foreground. The one stringed instrument is the 'rabâb esh shâ'ir' or poet's viol; it is used as an accompaniment to chanted poetry. The double-reed pipe is the 'arghûl;' its longer reed serves as a drone or continuous bass.
Public domain image of Egyptian art, free to use, no copyright restrictions photo - Picryl description
1881 - 1883
Wilson, Charles William, Sir (1836-1905), Author
Fenn, Harry (1838-1911), Artist
New York Public Library
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