Harp Player
Harp Player
Part of The J. Paul Getty museum permanent collection, located in Los Angeles, California. Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program. Unknown Cycladic, 2700 - 2300 B.C. Marble 14 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 11 1/16 in. 85.AA.103 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. Text from http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=12928
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