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Musician playing a double flute
Sculpture
Mid-6th century B.C.
Painted limestone

The flautist has wrapped a sort of strap around his lips and cheeks to help control the flow of air into the instrument. The statuette is a votive gift offered to a deity and testify to the importance of music in religious ceremonies.

Provenance: From Cyprus, formerly in the Piot Collection
Inventory: Inv. MB 62

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