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Greek Mythology: The Male Lyre Player

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The male Lyre player is sculpted in the round and very geometric in shape. These are a few things that conforms to the style of Cycladic figures. The male is carved out of white marble and not realistic. It is unique in the fact that this man is playing an instrument that was said to have been played by Apollo himself. The Lyre is an important instrument in Greek Mythology and was played either accompanied by dancing, singing or poetry. The man’s head is leaning back as if in the middle of saying something profound. Furthermore, the fact that the hands are left out leaves me to wonder what the intent was. Could this be a way of saying focus less on what the hands are playing and more on what the man is
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