Fragment of a terracotta plaque

Period: Classical

Date: late 5th century B.C.

Culture: Greek

Medium: Terracotta

Dimensions: 7 1/4 in. x 4 1/2 in. (18.4 cm x 11.4 cm)

Classification: Terracottas

Credit Line: Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America, 1953

Accession Number: 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.