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-500 to -475 BC

 

 







Kylix from Camiros, Rhodes.
 500 B.C. approx.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Amphore from Camiros, Rhodes.
 500 B.C. approx.

 


 Maenad with sword and dismembered animal, flutist playing double flute.
 500 B.C. approx.



 

 Two Sileni dancing and woman.
 500 B.C. approx.


 Euthymides. Comastes dancing.

 500 B.C. approx.
Attic amphor found in Vulci, Italy.

 

 


 










Dancer holding spear and shield; double-flute player.

500 B.C. approx.







 

 

 Dance at Paros.

500 B.C. approx.

 

Three dance scenes on the same Etruscan vase.
500 B.C. approx.
Etruscan imitation of a Greek original.



 

Dancing girl with clappers and female aulos-plauer between two standing male figures.
500 B.C. approx.
Black-figure skyphos vase found in a grave at Ritsona, Boeotia.

 

 

Female dancers and flutists on a black-figure Skyphos vase with representation of a festival of Dionysos.
500 B.C. approx.
Found in Phtiotida. In the middle of the scene is a mask of a bearded man with an ivy wreath.



 

Five Maenads dancing in line between two Sphinxes.
500 B.C. approx.
The daners are clad in chitons and have ivy wreaths in their hair, which identifies them as Maenads, probably taking part in the cult of Dionysos with mystic rites and ecstatic dance.

 

Four females clad in white peplos dancing to the music of a female aulos-player. Black-figure Skyphos vase.
495 B.C. approx.
Found at Rhitsona, Boeotia. The white peplos garment signifies that these are young girls, perhaps in a rite of passage to maturity.



 

 

Kleophrades Painter.
Men dancing and flutist.

490 B.C. approx.

 

Douris Painter.
Dancing satyrs on psykter vase.
490 B.C. approx.
Psykter vase.



 










 Brygos Painter.
Dionysos and dancing satyrs.
490 B.C. approx.
Kylix vase.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Arhena Painter (attributed).
Hercules playing a double flute, between two nude dancing Satyrs.
490 B.C. approx.
The dancer steps on a cornucopia.

 

 

 

Women dancers.

490 B.C. approx.
Found in tomb 1099 of the Ceramic Cemetery of Athens, during excavations for the metro subway.


 





Matron.
Girls, dancer and flutist.
485 B.C. approx.
Attic red-figure cup by Matron, 490-480 BC, purchased in 1867, perhaps from Vulci.










 

 

Revelers dancing to music by an aulos played by a young hetaira.
485 B.C. approx.
Exterior decoration of an Attic cup.

 

Triptolemus Painter.
Dithyrambic dance around a musician and a dance master.
485 B.C. approx.
Red figure vase.



 

 

 




 Brygos Painter.
Komos dance.
480 B.C. approx.
Attic red-figure skyphos vase.