Sculpture / -500 to -400

Girl dancer with Kalathiskos on her head
Relief in marvel
420 B.C., approximately
Location:  Berlin, Germany.

Dancing maenad holding sword and dismembered animal
Relief in marble
420 B.C., approximately 
From an original by Callimachus
Greece, Rome
Location: Palazzo dei Conservatori, Italy, Roma.

Tanagra dancer with kalathiskos
450 B.C., approximately
Location: Musée du LouvreGreece. Paris, France.

Tanagra dancer
Conceive in 450 B.C, approximately
Location: Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France.

Flutist and ephèbe watching a dancing girl
Relief, argile, plinthe plaque (20 cm height x 22 cm)
455 B.C., approximately 

As the wine flowed more freely, a girl was sometimes auctioned off to a guest to become his property for the rest of the evening.


Location:  Musée du Louvre, France, Paris.

Dancing satyr
Statuette in bronze
Conceive in 490 B.C approximately
Location: U.S.A., New York,  Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund

Three women with child dancing
Conceive in 490 B.C., approximately 

According to some archaeologists the three women are the Aglaurides, the child is Erichthonios and the flutist is the god Hermes.
Greece, Athens.
Location: Acropolis Museum Greece, Athens.

Greek silver ring. Maenad with thyrsos (fennel stalk topped with ivy) and sword in an ecstatic dance.

1.6 cm length

Sculpture, relief, silver ring
400 B.C., approximately 

Location: U.S.A., New York, Metropolitan Museum, 41.160.501

Maenad with thyrsos (fennel stalk topped with ivy) and sword in an ecstatic dance. Classical period. A. late 5th or early 4th century B.C.

Ancient Greece

Bronze satyr. Classical Greece, late 5th-4th century B.C.

Sculpture, statuette, bronze

6.2 cm height

400 B. C. approx

Location: U.S.A., New York, Metropolitan Museum, 43.11.1

Satyrs and maenads, the male and female followers of the god of wine, Dionysos, occur so frequently in classical vase-painting that their relative rarity among Greek bronze statuettes is noteworthy; they are far more popular in Etruscan art. With his lithe body, shaggy hair, and exuberant pose, this figure wonderfully conveys the vitality that is the essential quality of these creatures. They are an embodiment of animal nature in human form.

Ancient Greece

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