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.
Cycladic Keros fluteplayer
- Height including his base: 23cm