Cycladic idol, Harp Player from Keros

Cycladic idol, Harp Player from Keros

A reproduction of the cycladic idol known as the Harp Player from Keros, depicting a seated musician playing the harp or lyre.


Hand-Made Bronze Sculpture with Quality Guarantee. Traditionally made with the method of casting bronze and with a museum-like oxidization.


This so-called 'Keros harpist' is one of the most beautiful and best known artefacts of the Cycladic civilization, as well as one of the oldest representations of a musician. The male harpist sits on an elegant throne holding a large musical instrument resembling a harp or lyre in his right hand. His nose and penis are shown in relief, as on most Cycladic figurines. It was found in a tomb together with the figurine of a flutist; both artefacts were probably made by the same craftsman. Male figurines are relatively rare in the Early Cycladic period, and usually depict men in action. Harpist representations are even more unusual. This one belongs to the developed Spedos variety.

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Specifications
Height 08cm
Weight 300g
Material Bronze

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Traditionally made with the method of casting bronze and with a museum-like oxidization.

Tags: 107A, Cycladic idol, Harp Player from Keros