Western Asiatic Plaque with Harpist
Antiquities - Western Asiatic
GBP (£) 200 - 300
EUR (€) 230 - 350
USD ($) 250 - 370
Sold for (Inc. premium): £1,066
20th-17th century BC
A rectangular baked clay plaque with low relief motif of a seated musician in long robe playing a harp. 94 grams, 10.6cm (4 1/4"). Fine condition. [No Reserve]
From a German collection; acquired on the German art market before 1990.
See similar piece in Louvre museum, France, AO 12453.
In whole area of Ancient Mesopotamia, music had a vital social and religious function. It was an important part of evens both official,ceremonial and religious. Most likely every palace and temple had its own professional musicians and musical instruments such as harp, lyre, lute, reed pipe and drum.
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