Harpist of Keros

Harpist of Keros


            This sculpture called the Harpist of Keros is a Cycladic sculpture. The Cycladic culture was between 3000 and 2000 BCE, a culture that was located in the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea.
It is a simple and highly polished sculpture of a seated harpist. It is remarkable its outlining and aesthetics. Its functionality is not sure, but could be a votive offering or be related to some funerary ritual.
Cycladic culture can be said that is one of the prehellenic cultures along with the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures, preceding the Hellenic culture or purely Greek.


            In conclusion, these are very interesting sculptures. I was fortunate to discover them by myself, because we did not see them in university, and the truth is that I find them very curious, in general. This is one of the most prominent.
           It is in the Archaeological Museum of Athens, in Greece.

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