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Rare Corinthian Aryballos with Komast Dancers(377 views)
Description: ca. 6th Century BC. The frieze features four Komast dancers. Rays on the shoulder and concentric circles on the top of the base. To the ancient Greeks, dance was of immense importance religiously. Dance was used as an expression of intense emotion, and performed in order to please the gods. There were specific dances for particular reasons, like celebrating a victory, or celebrating and making offerings to certain gods and goddesses. No restoration. Ex Harlan J. Berk, Ltd 119th Buy or Bid Sale 2001, lot 663. H. 3 1/8" (7.9 cm). aq11746
Provenance: Ex Harlan J. Berk, Ltd 119th Buy or Bid Sale 2001, lot 663
Date: 6th Century BC