Painting / -1000 to -700

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

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

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…”.

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.

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…”.

Geometric kantharos from the sanctuary of Heracles in Thebes depicting men dancing

Painting on pottery, kantharos vase

725 BC approx.

Ancient, Greece, Boeotia

Dancing, palm-bearing women

Painting on pottery, red-figure vase

720 BC approx.

Ancient, Greece

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

From Boeotia.

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.

Dancing women. 715 B.C., approx.