Marble seated harp player

Period: Late Early Cycladic I–Early Cycladic II

Date: 2800–2700 B.C.

Culture: Cycladic

Medium: Marble

Dimensions: H. with harp 11 1/2 in. (29.21 cm)

Classification: Stone

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1947

Accession Number: 47.100.1


A male figure playing a stringed instrument sits on a high-backed chair. This work is one of the earliest of the small number of known representations of musicians. It is distinguished by the sensitive modeling of the arms and hands.