A nyckelharpa (literally "key harp", plural nyckelharpor or sometimes keyed fiddle) It is a traditional Swedish musical instrument, a stringed instrument or chordophone. Its keys are attached to tangents which, when a key is depressed, serve as frets to change the pitch of the string. Photo of original player included.
The nyckelharpa is similar in appearance to a fiddle or the bowed Byzantine lira. Structurally, it is more closely related to the hurdy gurdy, both having key actuated tangents used to change the pitch. Bow and case included.
Please not one damaged tangent.