Early Cycladic Harpist and Flutist

This is our entry in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Music.

This photo was taken in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece. These Early Cycladic figurines, carved in parian marble, are a harpist and a flutist.  According to a plaque near the figurines, the “Harpist of Keros, seated in an elegant throne, holds a stringed instrument, lyre or harp (trigonon).”  Of the flutist, the plaque says “The musician plays the double flute standing firmly on the ground.” These figurines date from 3200 to 2700 BC.

This photo was taken on September 23, 2016.  Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/2.4, 1/3 sec, 5.9 mm

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