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Marble seated harp player

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.

Credit: Rogers Fund, 1947 ...
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2800–2700 B.C.
29.2 x 29.2cm
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018

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