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Sculpture / 4th Century BC




Hermes and three nymphs

Relief

310B.C., approximately

Votive relief

Greece

Location: U.S.A., New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

 

 

Gold band diadem, probably representing a Dionysiac thiasos (performing group for the god Dionysos)

Relief hammered gold strip (29 cm length x 1.8 cm width)

315B.C., approximately

Found in a grave at Amphipolis. The diadem bears holes for tying it on the head with a ribbon. 23 figures, among them Maenads and girls dancers with Kalathiskos on their heads

Greece.

Location: Greece, Amphipolis, Archaeological Museum

 

 

 

 

 

Young man dancing

Statuette in bronze (20 cm height)

315B.C., approximately 

Beginnings of the hellenistic period. The body reflects plainly classicism, while the pose of abandon is new

Greece

Locatiom: U.S.A., New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Baker Collection

 

 

 

 

 

Flutist marching before three dancing women

Relief on marble

320B.C., approximately

Votive offering

Greece.

Location: Greece, Athens, National Archeological Museum.

 

 

 

 

 

Pyrrhic dancers holding shields

Relief in marble

325B.C., approximately

Relief on the base of the choregic monument of Atarvos

Greece, Athens, Antiquity

Location: Greece, Athens, Acropolis Museum

 

 

 

 

Dancing girls

Relief in marble from Thasos (32.4 cm height)

340B.C., approximately

Detail of entablature of Propylon to Temenos. Lent by the Louvre Museum in Paris.Greece, Samothrace.

Location: Greece, Samothrace, Archaeological Museum

 

 

 

 

 

Pan playing his flute, couple following him and man dancing.

Relief, ivory.

340B.C., approximately

Greece, Macedonia.

Location: Greece, Thessaloniki, Archeological Museum

 

 

 

 

Silver tray with Dionysos, Pan, Maenads and satyrs

Relief on silver tray (69 cm diameter)

340B.C., approximately

Made in Alexandria, found 1942 at Mildenhall, Suffolk, UK.

Location: U.K., London, British Museum

 

 

 

 

Dancing girls. Section of a frieze

Relief in marble from Thasos (32.4 cm height)

340B.C., approximately

Part of the the frieze ran around the entire building of the Propylon to Temenos. This part was used as a support of the altar table in the chapel of Saint Nicholas at Ano Meria, Samothrace.

Location: Greece, Samothrace, Archaeological Museum.

 

 

 

 

Figurine of a dancing girl lifting her Himation garment above her head

Sculpture in clay and terracotta (20.5 x 4.6 x 6.4 cm)

350B.C., approximately 

Found in PhthiotidaGreece.

Location: Greece, Lamia, Archaeological Museum.

 

 

 

 

Satyr dancing

Statuette in bronze

350B.C., approximately

Greece

Location : France, Paris, Musée du Louvre
 
 
 
 
 

Figurine of a dancing girl, face covered by her Himation garment

Sculpture in clay and terracotta (25 cm height)

350B.C., approximately 

Found at Tanagra, the product of a Boeotian workshop

Location: Greece, Athens, National Archaeological Museum
 
 
 
 
 
 

Titeux dancer

Statuette in marble

350B.C., approximately 

A Tanagra greek statuette. 

Location : France, Paris, Musée du Louvre

 

 

 

 

Veiled Tanagra dancer

Sculpture in terracotta and clay

350B.C., approximately

Attic or Beotian artGreece

Location: Germany, Munich

 

 

 

 

Figurine of a girl with tambourine, possibly dancing.

Statuette in terracotta and clay (25 cm height)

350B.C., approximately

Found at Tanagra, the product of a Boeotian workshop. Greece, Boeotia.

Location: Greece, Athens, National Archaeological Museum.

 

 

 

 

Grave stele of a female dancer holding clappers and a boy

Relief in pentelic white marble

350B.C., approximately (77 x 12 cm)

The boy is probably the son of the dead dancer, a rare example of the occuation of the deceased.

Greece

National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece.

 

 

 

 

Figurine of a dancing girl leaning her covered head backwards

Statuette in terracotta and clay (19.5 cm height)

350B.C., approximately

Product of a Boeotian workshop. The dancer wears a Himation garment 

Location: National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece.

 

 

 

 

Maenad

Skopas

Sculpture

350B.C., approximately

Greece.

Location: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresde, Germany.

 

 

 

 

Gold plaques in the form of female dancers, two with kalathos

Relief in gold (3.6, 4.5 & 5 cm)

350B.C., approximately

From the stone tomb no. 1 in the kurgan Bolshaya Bliznitsa on the Tanam Peninsula, Ivi, Black Sea.

Location: , Hermitage Museum, Saint PetersburgRussia.

 

 

 

 

Female dancer with Krotala

Statuette in terracotta (17.4 cm height)

350B.C., approximately

Attic figurine bearing traces of color.

Greece.

Location: Antikensammlung, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

 

 

Dancer

Callimachus

Relief

350B.C. approximately

Greece

 

 

 

 

Dancer

Statuette in clay

350B.C. approximately

Found in the Northern Necropolis of Samothrace, Greece. 

Acheological Museum, Samothrace, Greece.

 

 

 

 

Seated flutist and three women dancing

Relief on marble

350B.C. approximately

Votive offering

Greece

Location: National Archeological Museum, Athens, Greece
 
 
 
 
 
 

Boy leading girls to dance

Relief on marble

350B.C., approximately

Votive offering

Greece 

Location: National Archeological Museum, AthensGreece.

 

 

 

 

Young man leading three young women to dance

Relief on marble

350 B.C., approximately

Votive offering

Greece

Location: National Archeological Museum, AthensGreece.

 

 

 

 

Maenad dancing

Relief in marble (143 cm height)

375B.C., approximately

Roman copy of a Greek original of the late 5th century B.C.

GreeceRome.

 Location: Metropolitan Museum of ArtNew York, U.S.A

 

 

 

 

Dancing woman

Relief in gold ring (2 x 1.6 cm)

390B.C., approximately

Greece

Location: Metropolitan Museum of ArtNew YorkU.S.A.

 

 

 

 

Bare-breasted dancing maenad

Relief in marble.

Conceive in 400B.C., approximately

Greece

Location: Attalos Arcade, AthensGreece.

 

 

 

 

Flutist and dancing woman; Dionysus, Ariadne, Hercules, Eros

Relief in silver (18.2 cm height)

400 B.C., approximately

ThraceBulgariaGreece.

 

 

 

 

Stater coin of Abdera showing young Kalathiskos dancer

Relief in silver coin (2.8 cm diam)

400 B.C., approximately

Abdera, Greece.

Detail: The young female dancer in short chiton pirouettes on the tips of her toes. This is a typical Laconian (i.e. from Sparta) dance movement (Karyatizein) performed by the Karyatid virgins in honour of Artemis at Karyes in Laconia. 

Location: Numismatic Museum, AthensGreece.

 

 

 

 

Votive plaque

Relief in marble

400 B.C., approximately

Greece

Location: National Archeological Museum, AthensGreece.

 

 

 

 

Maenad dancing, holding sword and split animal

Relief

Conceived 400 B.C., approximately

Greece

 

 

 

 

Satyr dancing

Praxitelis (attributed)

Statue in bronze

Conceive in 400. B.C., approximately

Italy

Found accidentally in 1998 off the coast of Sicily. Exhibited at the Italian parliament in Rome.

Location: Italy