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Musician playing double flutes

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The figure's nose has been broken away, and there are gashes in the right cheek and on the back of the head. All the surfaces are covered with a crusty brown patina. The break through the waist has been evened off for mounting in modern times. The half figure, from a small statue, wears an...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, Archaic Period, about 525 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 421.

Dimensions

Height: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.317

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture