Sculpture / -500 to -400

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.

Dancing satyr
Statuette in bronze
Conceive in 490 B.C approximately

Naked dancer with castanets

Sculpture, figurine, copper alloy

460 BC

11 cm

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.


Tanagra dancer with kalathiskos
450 B.C., approximately

Tanagra dancer
Conceive in 450 B.C, approximately

Bronze statuette of Pan in a dancing pose

Sculpture, figurine, bronze   

430    BC approx.       

Greece, Olympia

Dancing maenad holding sword and dismembered animal
Relief in marble
420 B.C., approximately 
From an original by Callimachus
Greece, Rome

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

Female figure in a dancing pose. Copper-alloy handle of a lamp

Sculpture, figurine, copper alloy

410 BC

19 cm


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 

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

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

Terracotta group of three three female figures dancing round a stylised tree, set on a flat circular base

Sculpure, terracotta figurines

400 B. C. approx

Made and found in Cyprus. Crypto-archaic art. solid mould-made figures with plain backs, the base and tree are hand modelled; the three figures are standing facing inwards with their arms out-stretched, originally holding hands in a circle but now incomplete; they wear long robes showing East Greek influence.

Ancient Greece, Cyprus