Title
Harp Player
Subject
Harp Player
Description
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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Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program, copyright 2012, J. Paul Getty Trust
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