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Fragment of a Lintel: Hapiu's Female Musicians

Fragment of a Lintel: Hapiu's Female Musicians

380-343 BC

Limestone

Overall: 27.2 x 3.5 cm (10 11/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1914.542

Description

This fragment of relief formed part of a lintel over the door of a small niche or shrine in the tomb of a man called Hapiu. Two female musicians are shown on either side of a large stand bearing a floral arrangement. The first woman, wearing a long coat, beats a drum; the second, scantily clad, plucks a lyre, dancing as she plays.

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