One of the very rare male Cycladic figurines, this piece, along with the Cycladic harpist, are the first depictions of musicians in the Greek world. It was found in a tomb on 1884 on Keros, a deserted island opposite Amorgos. We do not know the purpose if this figurine - perhaps to entertain the deceased, or to comfort him in the other world. The original, dating to the third millennium BC, is now in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.
Made in Greece, the material is keramin (a durable plaster/polymer compound) with a light ochre applied by hand. There may, therefore, be a slight variation in colour from piece to piece.
|dimensions etc||Height including his base: 23cm|
Cycladic Keros fluteplayer figurine
- Code: KC-07
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £29.17