Echos of an Empire

Byzantine Musical Instruments through the Ages

Our knowledge of Byzantine musical instruments comes mostly from the artefacts bearing their visual representations. This exhibition explores images of instruments found in manuscripts and objects from daily life such as bowls, caskets, pitchers, wooden icons etc., originating from the wider geographic area of the Byzantine Empire.

The exhibition is a part of The Byzantine Musical Instruments scientific project realized by Koç University - Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (GABAM) and The Friends of Music Society in Athens in collaboration with Koç University Suna Kıraç Library. For more information about the project in general, please see the Credits.