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Satyr and maenad

Sculpture

10 B.C., approximately

Roman copy after a Greek original

Dancer holding her head-scarf

Low relief, pentelic white marble (124 x 64 x 14.5 cm)

30 B.C., approximately

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One of three reliefs (from a tripod base) showing dancing Horai

Neo-attic art, after an original of the second half of the 4th century BC. Probaly one of the Hours or a Nymph, both daughters of Zeus. Found in Athens, in the Theater of Dionysos (in 1862), in the Eastern portion of the right Parodos.

One of the Nymphs or Charites dancing on a marble crater

Sculpture

35 B.C., approximately

Greece

Mould for a relief with dancing girl wearing a Kalathiskos

Relief in clay (48 x 26 x 5.5 cm)

90 B.C., approximately

Found on the island of Delos, in a workshop destoyed in 69 BC. The mould would be used for casting a bronze relief plaque, to be reverted to a marble “choregic” stele, perhaps an ex-voto after a victory in a dance contest.

Denarius of Apollonia bearing three Nymphs or Graces dancing in a circle around an altar

Relief in a silver coin (2 cm diam)

50 B.C., approximately

1st century BC. Head of Apollo on the obverse. The two end dancers hold torches. The dancers should be identified as devotees of god, Muses, Nymphs or Graces, well-known for their love of music and dance.

Young Satyr dances holding a thyrsos and probably a musical instrument

Relief in clay (8.6 cm height X 13 cm rim diam)

80 B.C., approximately

Early 1st century BC. Made by the Menemachos workshop in Ionia. Skyphos vase depicts the god Dionysos with a band of musicians.

Mould for a relief with dancing girl wearing a Kalathiskos

Relief in clay (48 x 26 x 5.5 cm)

90 B.C., approximately

Found on the island of Delos, in a workshop destoyed in 69 BC. The mould would be used for casting a bronze relief plaque, to be reverted to a marble “choregic” stele, perhaps an ex-voto after a victory in a dance contest.

Bacchic dancer

Relief

100 B.C., approximately

Greece

Three wine-servers

Statuette in bronze

100 B.C., approximately

Italy

Nymphs dancing, Apollo, Hermes and Pan

Relief in marble (39 cm height)

100 B.C., approximately

Greece

Three Graces (Euphrosyne, Aglaia, Thaleia) 3 Nymphs (Ismini, Kykais, Eranno) and Tilos Island dancing

Relief in Marvel

100 B.C., approximately

GreeceDodecanese Islands, Tilos.

Tanagra dancer

Statuette in terracotta

100 B.C., approximately

Greece.

Tanagra dancer

Statuette in terracotta

100 B.C., approximately

Greece.

Dancer

Relief

100 B.C., approximately

Greco-Roman art. Detail of a Dionysiac sarcophagus

Figurine of a dancing girl in Phrygian costume, leaning over to her left, arms above her head

Sculpture in clay and terracotta (15 cm height)

100 B.C., approximately

Found at Rheneia, 1988, in a child’s grave. The girl wears trousers, a short tunic with long narrow sleeves and a Phrygian cap. Probably a dancer-acrobat with garments reminding of those of the Amazons.

Greece

 

Dancer with crotala and intoxicated man

Relief (171 cm total height)

100 B.C., approximately

Greece

Pentelic crater, called the Borghese krater, found in Rome. Illustration of a dionysian procession

Dancing faun (Fauno danzante)

bronze, statuette

20 B.C., approx.

Male dancer

Sculpture, statuette, bronze

50 B.C., approx.

Ancient Greece

Marble relief with a dancing maenad. Adaptation of work attributed to Kallimachos

Sculpture, relief, pentelic marble

height 143 cm

27 B.C., approx.

The maenad, wearing an ivy wreath and carrying a thyrsos (fennel stalk) bedecked with ivy leaves and berries, moves forward, trancelike, her drapery swirling about her. She was copied from a famous relief of dancing maenads dated to the late fifth century B.C., when Euripides portrayed the manic devotées of Dionysos in his play the Bacchae.

Ancient Greece

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