A personal photograph of the maker, Kostantinos Adamidis, holding the lyra and bow. The picture is a little blurry and faded. It is in a four piece wood frame with a stand on the back and a label taped on the bottom front part of the frame. The label says "A Pontic lyra by Kostas Adamides."
Konstantinos Adamidis was born in Tiltis, Greece and met Alexandra, who was born in Istanbul, in Greece. The two married once they moved to the United States. Konstantinos made custom furniture and the instrument, both of which he sold in large quantities. The instrument is a Pondian instrument that he made by hand but he did not know how to play it. Konstantinos died on July 30, 2007.
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Photograph, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/4065. Accessed 03/01/21.