Four thousand years ago, in the Cycladic Islands in the Aegean Sea, a sculptor carved this figure from a block of marble. The culture of this time and place had a strong oral tradition, and this sculpture begs one to wonder who this figure is, what he is singing, and who he is singing for.
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Pat Getz-Preziosi, Early Cycladic Sculpture, rev. ed. (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1994).
Martin van Schaik, The Marble Harp Players from the Cyclades (Utrecht: Dutch Study Group on Music Archaeology [NWM], 1998).