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  • Fragmentary terracotta pinax (plaque) with a dancing girl, 5th century b.c.
    Cretan; Excavated in Praisos
    Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America, 1953 (53.5.39)

    A good example of a kalathiskos dance is represented on several plaques excavated in Praisos on Crete. On this example, a girl dressed in a short chiton and kalathos (boxlike headdress) dances in front of a tall, bending plant.

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  • Fragmentary terracotta pinax (plaque) with a dancing girl, 5th century B.C.
    Cretan; Excavated in Praisos
    Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America, 1953 (53.5.39)

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