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6. Peripherals, Hybrids, Cognates
The ‘Inanna-Instrument’ and Hittite Royal Ritual
Presumably, this initial offering to the lyre helped ensure the efficacy of the lyre-performances that would transpire during several of the ceremonies. These included, among many drinking and offering rituals for various gods, one at the ḫešti, a temple associated with the underworld goddess Lelwani and royal ancestor cult; and a major performance of massed lyres at the ‘great assembly’. 
The Syro-Hurrian Sphere
‘Asiatic’ Lyres in Bronze Age Egypt
At nearly fifteen percent of the total, ‘songstresses’ were clearly desirable booty, deliberately gathered. Doubtless this text represents a more general pattern under other pharaohs. ‘Asiatic’ musicians will also have attended the various foreign princesses wedded by the pharaohs, for instance those of Mitanni with whose marriages several Amarna letters are concerned.