And Now, A Lyre Made From A Human Skull

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Currently in storage, but not on view, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: This terrifically ghastly 19th century musical instrument (technical classification: "Chordophone-Lyre-plucked") made from a human skull, antelope horns, skin, gut, and hair.

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H/t Cory Doctorow

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gschristopher
shadowling

I believe the phrase is "make a *liar* out of me."