Musicians appear frequently among Cypriot limestone and terracotta sculptures. In real life, one of their major functions was to accompany dancers, ritual and secular. One of the figures plays a tambourine, the other probably a triangle. The style of the tambourine player is associated with a sanctuary at Kamelarga in Larnaca; that of the other musician probably also.
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