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The Brauron Aulos
Image by James Lloyd

The Brauron Aulos

no. 57 shows the Brauron aulos, found at excavations at the temple site of Brauron in a holy pond. It is made of bone and dated to the end of the 6th C. - 5th C. No.s 55 + 56 are fragments of an aulos No.s 53 + 54 show two aulos players...
Aulos Players and Dancers
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Aulos Players and Dancers

Fragment of a black-figure pyxis or skyphos. Depicted are dancing women accompanied by aulos players. Brauron Museum
Nikosthenic Amphora with Dancing Satyrs & Maenads
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Nikosthenic Amphora with Dancing Satyrs & Maenads

Nikosthenic amphora, c. 550-525 BCE, signed (under the handle) by Nikosthenes, attr. to Painter N., Thiasos Group, Attic, from Caere, Etruria, The Cleveland Museum of Art, no. 1974.10 A group of Dionysiac dancers, seven satyrs alternating...
Marsyas, detail from NAM, Athens, 215.
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Marsyas, detail from NAM, Athens, 215.

Detail of Marsyas from NAM, Athens, 215. The bearded satyr can be seen in a state of movement as he plays his auloi, the spread of his fingers is preserved by the left hand, and presumably corresponds to the finger-holes of the instrument
Coffins of Herit-ubekhet
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Coffins of Herit-ubekhet

Two sycamore wood coffins of Herit-ubekhet, a temple musician at Karnak. From Deir El-Bahari, Western Thebes, modern-day Egypt. 3rd intermediate period, 21st Dynasty, circa 1000 BCE. (State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, Germany).
Hydraulis Sealstone
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Hydraulis Sealstone

A carnelian sealstone showing showing a hydraulis, with apprentices operating the bellows. Roman, 1st-2nd century CE. British Museum, 1859.3-1.112
Hydraulis Terracotta Lamp
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Hydraulis Terracotta Lamp

A terracotta lamp in the shape of a hydraulis being played by an organist. On either side of the manuals are the air pumps which fed the water organ with a supply of air into order to produce the notes. Roman, Porconsularis (modern Tunisia...
Lyre Plyer
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Lyre Plyer

A young male tunes his tortoise-shell lyre, and a hare waits in anticipation. Fragmentary Kylix, c. 480 BCE. (Museum of the Ancient Agora, Athens)
Detail of Kithara Strings
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Detail of Kithara Strings

A komast ('after-party reveler') plays his kithara. The body of the instrument is shown in red, the arms in white. The seven strings of the instrument can be clearly seen, also depicted in white. Skyphos by the Theseus Painter illustrating...
Chimu Gold Rattle
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Chimu Gold Rattle

A Chimu gold rattle, 1100-1470 CE. The figure, with earspools and headdress, represents a member of the Chimu ruling class and was a common motif in Chimu art. (Art Institute of Chicago)