Sculpture / -400 to -300
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)
315 B.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
Location: Greece, Amphipolis, Archaeological Museum
Dancing girls. Section of a frieze
Relief in marble from Thasos (32.4 cm height)
340 B.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.
Stater coin of Abdera showing young Kalathiskos dancer
Relief in silver coin (2.8 cm diam)
400 B.C., approximately
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, Athens, Greece.