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Harp Player

-2100/-2100

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The vast majority of Cycladic sculptures represent standing or reclining female figures. Only five percent of the figures are males; unlike the females, most males are depicted doing something, often playing an instrument. Fewer than a dozen of these male harpists are known, and this example is by far the largest. This harp player, seated on a four legged stool, is also unusual in that, unlike the others, he does not actually play his harp; he merely holds it, resting its soundbox on his thigh.

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  • Title: Harp Player
  • Date Created: -2100/-2100
  • Location Created: Cyclades, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 35.8 x 9.5 x 28.1 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Playing Music
  • Type: Sculpture
  • External Link: See more on getty.edu

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