The lyra (or Kementze) is from the Asia Minor area 
(Pontus) and it is the main instrument used in Pontian music. It has 3 strings and it is being played in the upright position using a bow called Doksari. The Lyra player usually rests the instrument on his knee when sitting, and sometimes it is held out in front. The Pontian Lyra played today was created in Greece after the population exchange in 1922. Its predecessor is the Lyra of Laz (Laz Kementze) and it is slightly thinner.