Marble seated harp player


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151

This is one of the earliest of a small number of ancient Cycladic representations of musicians. Although some scholars have questioned its authenticity, there are compelling reasons to accept it as an ambitious early work of this rare type—notably, the evidence of painted decoration. Differential weathering of the marble atop the head indicates that the figure may have had a painted skullcap or closely cropped hairstyle.

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Marble seated harp player, Marble, Cycladic

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