Painting / -700 to -600

Buechler, Karl.
Women dancing, flutist.
650 B.C. approx. 
Copy of the decoration on an hydria vase found in the Heraion of Samos. The dance pattern in two rows indicates probably a dancing contest.

Grotesque dancers on a Corinthian pyxis vase.  685 B.C. approx. 
The dancers have their bellies and buttocks stuffed under a red dress, a costume that will be later worn by comedians

Dance scenes on a large Pithamphora vase.
685 B.C. approx.

 Musician between rows of men and women.
650 B.C. approx. 
Early Attic hydria found in the Analatos graveyard.

Two women and three disguised men follow a lyre (kithara?) player.
650 B.C. approx. 
Decoration on the back of a breastplate, found at Olympia.

Dancer on a boat, holding sticks.

620 B.C. approx.

Dancers and flutist, on an early Attic loutrophoros amphore vase.
620 B.C. approx.

Terracotta aryballos (oil flask). Early Corinthian, ca. 620–590 B.C.

Painting, black-figure vase, terracotta

605 B.C. approx.

11.1 cm height

Location: U.S.A., New York, Metropolitan Museum, 06.1021.17

During the Early Corinthian period, there seem to have been workshops specializing in aryballoi decorated with komasts. These dancers performed in observances dedicated to the god Dionysos. However, on vases that were produced in quantity, such as this one, it is likely that the iconography is conventional rather than significant in any specific sense.

Ancient Greece

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