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Mesopotamian Lyre Like

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Neodymium Magnetic Balls (@418) - Mesopotamian Lyre

This one was patterned after the ancient Sumerian Bull Lyre from Royal tombs at Ur dating back to 2500 BC.

(@030) = Bull head = (30)
(@212) = Body = (2 x 97) + (8 stabilizers) (2 x 5 legs)
(@120) = Columns = (2 x (15 x 4))
(@056) = Bridge = ((2 x 13) + (2 x 14) + (2 stabilizers))
Strings = rubber bands
stabilizer = a ball between two to form a stabilizing bond to the existing parallel magnets.

The structure is very unstable ... 4-ring columns, 2-layer bridge, 2-layer bull body, 2-layer legs, and bull head. The strings are rubber-bands that add stress to the overall structure.

Inspiration from daughter's school research project.

This was made for Zen Magnets' Contest 24: Magnetic Interpretation of a Musical Instrument (Dec 2012)

Uploaded to flickr.com on Dec 26, 2012








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