Animation of the Day: Iron Jaw Harp from James Madison’s Montpelier

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

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Today’s animation is an iron jaw harp that was recovered archaeologically from James Madison’s Montpelier.  This object was scanned, edited, and animated by Virginia Commonwealth University alumnus Rachael Hulvey. The jaw harp is a musical instrument played by placing the frame against one’s teeth or lips and plucking a reed, often of metal, that is missing from this conserved specimen.

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