Painting / -1000 to -700

Round dance of men and forminx player. 750 B.C., approx.
Vase found in Anavyssos, Attica, Greece

Four men dancing led by a musician (forminx player). 750 B.C., approx. 

Vase found in Dipylon, Attica

Lying-in-state with mourners

Painting on geometric amphora

800 B.C. approx.

Wosien, Maria-Gabriele: Sacred dance – encounter with the Gods, plate 33. London, Thames and Hudson, plate 26. 1974. [b11705]

Ancient Greece

Men with raised arms in a line dance.

 735 B.C., approx.
 Dated 750-690 BC. Two of the figures hold branches. Between them are two lyres and a scorpion. Found in a sanctuary of Apollo at Amyklai, Sparta.

Dancing women. 715 B.C., approx.

Four men with swords hanging from belts and nine women dance to the music of musician playing the phorminx.

715 B.C., approx.
There is also a lyre-player and two men with swords and two men with chelys, an earlier type of lyre. Four women appear to be watching the dance.

Terracota figurine with women dancing. 
715 B.C., approx.

From Boeotia.

Attic Geometric oenochoe vase bearing incision mentioning dance.

735 B.C., approx.
The inscription says: “Which now of all the dancers dances most charmingly, to him this…”.

Three male dancers and musician

Painting on terracotta vase

15 cm without the handles

740 B.C., approx.

Germany, Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen

Cantharos vase. Beotian geometric art. Origin unknown.
The inscription says: “Which now of all the dancers dances most charmingly, to him this…”.

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