Lyre Player and Bird Fresco

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Illustration

Kelly Macquire
by Leporello78
published on 01 October 2020

A fresco from the throne room of the Palace of Nestor at Pylos, often referred to as the 'Orpheus Fresco' depicts a seated lyre player and a bird in flight. It dates to c. 1300 BCE and this watercolour reconstruction was completed by Piet de Jong. The fresco is housed at the Archaeological Museum of Chora.

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Leporello78, . (2020, October 01). Lyre Player and Bird Fresco. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/12825/lyre-player-and-bird-fresco/

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