Male Harp Player from Keros

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Male Harp Player from Keros, c. 2600-2300 B.C.E., Early Cycladic period, marble, 22.5 cm high (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)

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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Male Harp Player from Keros," in Smarthistory, December 15, 2015, accessed June 10, 2023,