lyre motif
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(pronounced LY-er moh-TEEF)

If you’ve watched A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, then you probably saw one of the movie’s inane Greek characters using a lyre — a stringed, harp-like instrument that has a U-shaped frame — while singing or reciting. The pleasant shape of the lyre has subsequently been represented in many English and French furniture designs, such as in the table supports and chair backs of Duncan Phyfe.