Marble seated harp player


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151

This figure of a seated man playing a harp is among the earliest of the few known Cycladic representations of musicians. With its balanced proportions and engaging sense of movement, it is one of the most accomplished examples. The artist used the limited tools available with great technical skill. The harp’s extremely delicate arch was achieved by gently grinding down the stone with natural abrasives such as sand, pumice, and emery.

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Marble seated harp player, Marble, Cycladic

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