Musician playing a double flute

Suonatore di doppio flauto
Author: 
Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
Mid-6th century B.C.
Material and technique: 
Painted limestone
Origin: 
From Cyprus, formerly in the Piot Collection
Inventory: 
Inv. MB 62
Collection: 

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.