Flat body with a shape modeled after that of the Classical Greek lyre. The two arms taper towards the top and are mounted with heads of a bird of prey. The instrument stands on an attached rectangular base. The back and sides are of French walnut stained dark. The edges of the table are marked by ebony purfling. At the base of the two arms there is a sound hole cut in the shape of a four-petal flower; the holes are marked with ebony purfling and a mother of pearl center. The back of the neck is veneered with rosewood, the front of the pegboard with ebony set with a five pointed mother of pearl star. The fingerboard of ebony extends to the top of the body; the frets were tied of gut. At the lower part of the table there is a five pointed star of mother of pearl marked with ebony. The strings are fastened to the ebony bridge with ebony pins decorated with mother of pearl. There are six posterior tuning pegs of ebony.