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    pouch-fitting

    Fitting (pouch). Made of shibuichi; in gilt rectangular frame carved in katakinbori and inlaid with copper, gold and shakudo with two dancers with drum and fan. Signature and mark.

    • Object type: pouch-fitting
    • Producer: Gengensha Minjo (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    pouch-fitting

    Fitting (pouch). Child and lion dancer in uchidashi. Made of gold overlaid shibuichi.

    • Object type: pouch-fitting
    • Production place: Japan
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    kodogu; kashira; fuchi

    Fuchi and kashira (sword-hilt band and pommel) with a manzai dancer in high relief iroezogan (inlaid ?) and an inro on the fuchi. Made of shibuichi.

    • Object type: kodogu; kashira; fuchi
    • Production place: Japan
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    kodogu; kashira; fuchi

    Fuchi and kashira (sword-hilt band and pommel) with pines and dancers with fan and drum carved in high relief. Made of gold, silver, copper, shakudo inlaid shibuichi. Signature and mark.

    • Object type: kodogu; kashira; fuchi
    • Producer: Naomichi (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    kodogu; kashira; fuchi

    Nanako fuchi and kashira (sword-hilt band and pommel) with a Sambaso dancer, mask of okina and a fan and a box in high relief. Made of shakudo, silver, gold inlaid shakudo. Signature.

    • Object type: kodogu; kashira; fuchi
    • Producer: Toshinori (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    kodogu; kashira; fuchi

    Fuchi and kashira (sword-hilt band and pommel) with a fan dancer and 2 boys with a hat on a stick, carved, in high relief. Made of copper, silver, shakudo, gold inlaid shibuichi. Signature.

    • Object type: kodogu; kashira; fuchi
    • Producer: Mitsutoshi (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
  • inro

    Four case ivory inro carved with street dancers in shishiaibori.

    • Object type: inro
    • Production place: Japan
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    netsuke

    Netsuke (kagamibuta). 2 Manzai dancers. Made of metal inlaid shibuichi.

    • Object type: netsuke
    • Production place: Japan
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    netsuke

    Netsuke (kagamibuta). Engraved with a festival dancer. Made of silver. Signature and mark.

    • Object type: netsuke
    • Producer: Somin (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    netsuke

    Netsuke (kagamibuta). With manzai dancers applied in high relief. Made of white metal.

    • Object type: netsuke
    • Production place: Japan
  • inro

    Five case black lacquer gold nashiji inro; two street dancers and a hooded drummer in high relief with gold and sabiage makie and ivory and coral inlay. Signature.

    • Object type: inro
    • Producer: Seisaiga Tokei (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
  • inro

    Five case gold fundameji inro with dancers and orchestra on a stage in gold silver and black togidashi. Made of lacquered wood. Signature and mark.

    • Object type: inro
    • Producer: Ganshasai Gyokuzan (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
  • inro

    Five case gold lacquer inro with a manzai dancer in high relief in black, gold, red, and brown lacquer. Signature.

    • Object type: inro
    • Producer: Koma Kansai (古満寛哉) (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    smoking-pipe-case; sagemono

    Case (pipe). Sparrow dancers. Made of black lacquered and applied wood; also alloy (copper).

    • Object type: smoking-pipe-case; sagemono
    • Production place: Japan
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    smoking-pipe-case; sagemono

    Case (pipe). Sambaso dancers and gohei. Made of applied horri, shibuichi.

    • Object type: smoking-pipe-case; sagemono
    • Production place: Japan
  • figure

    Figure. Boy dancing. Made of cream glazed (crackled) ceramic, porcelain.

    • Object type: figure
    • Production place: Japan
  • figure

    Figure. Girl dancing,arms outstretched. Made of cream glazed (crackled) ceramic, porcelain.

    • Object type: figure
    • Production place: Japan
  • figure

    Figure. Girl dancing, one arm raised. Made of cream glazed (crackled) ceramic, porcelain.

    • Object type: figure
    • Production place: Japan
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    netsuke

    Netsuke. Sambaso dancer. Made of wood.

    • Object type: netsuke
    • Producer: Kagetoshi (景利) (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    netsuke

    Netsuke. Masked dancer with a drum. Made of gold lacquer.

    • Object type: netsuke
    • Production place: Japan
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    netsuke

    Netsuke. Sambaso dancer. Made of wood, ivory.

    • Object type: netsuke
    • Production place: Japan
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    netsuke

    Netsuke. Sambaso dancer with fan and bells. Made of wood, lacquer, pigment.

    • Object type: netsuke
    • Production place: Japan
  • netsuke

    Netsuke. Manzai dancer with a hand-drum. Made of ivory.

    • Object type: netsuke
    • Producer: Sekishu (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    saucer; cup

    Cup and saucer; porcelain; maroon ground; dancing satyrs; gilding; maker's mark.

    • Object type: saucer; cup
    • Producer: Capodimonte Porcelain Factory (Factory of)
    • Production place: Capo di Monte
  • forgery; figure

    Figure; chalky white pottery; heavily crazed glaze; girl dancing, wearing yellow bodice with black bows at neck and sleeves, pink skirt with white overskirt painted with crude 'flowers' in orange, yellow and pink, blue dots and green...

    • Object type: forgery; figure
    • Producer: Girl-in-a-Swing Factory (Factory of)
    • Production place: Torquay
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    draughts-piece

    Draughtsman; black wood; obverse: naked Bacchant dancing, pouring wine from jug and holding ear of corn; legend; reverse: Bacchus holding goblet, seated on empty barrel with pistol; victory; legend.

    • Object type: draughts-piece
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    jug

    Fragment from body of jug; grey stoneware: part of moulded frieze with two couples dancing under elaborate arches; legend.

    • Object type: jug
    • Production place: Niendorf
    • Find spot: Niendorf
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    jug

    Fragment from jug; brown stoneware: decorated with part of frieze, couple dancing beneath arch.

    • Object type: jug
    • Production place: Niendorf
    • Find spot: Niendorf
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    jug

    Fragment from jug; grey stoneware: moulded with four dancing figures, one being sick; tinged with brown.

    • Object type: jug
    • Production place: Niendorf
    • Find spot: Niendorf
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    jug

    Fragment from jug; grey stoneware: moulded with frieze on upper part showing figures dancing; ornate pillar; legend.

    • Object type: jug
    • Production place: Niendorf
    • Find spot: Niendorf
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    vessel

    Fragment from vessel; grey stoneware: thin brown glaze on both sides; decorated with band of moulded figures dancing; legend.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Production place: Niendorf
    • Find spot: Niendorf
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    jug

    Fragment from grey stoneware jug; moulded with frieze showing dancing couples beneath arches; legend.

    • Object type: jug
    • Production place: Niendorf
    • Find spot: Niendorf
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    forgery; figure

    Figure; stone; standing; elaborate Eastern head-dress and costume; holding drapery in one hand, while other is folded across breast and holds axe; scenes of combat, dancing etc on panels attached to front of skirts; inscribed; fake.

    • Object type: forgery; figure
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    tobacco-box; snuff-box

    Snuff-box or tobacco-box; tortoiseshell; the lid outside inlaid with silver, engraved with a rustic scene, a peasant drinking on the left, two dancing in the middle, and a fourth seated on the right playing bag-pipes; inside the lid a...

    • Object type: tobacco-box; snuff-box
  • figure

    Figure group of a boy and girl dancing with arms intertwined behind their backs, hard-paste porcelain, moulded, painted in enamel colours and gilt. The girl wears a yellow bodice and a purple checked overskirt; the boy, who is supported by...

    • Object type: figure
    • Producer: Meissen Porcelain Factory (Made by)
    • Production place: Meissen
  • figure

    Figure groupof a boy and girl dancing with arms intertwined behind their backs, hard-paste porcelain, moulded, painted in enamel colours and gilt. The boy wears a sailor's hat with a yellow ribbon and they both wear matching clothes in a...

    • Object type: figure
    • Producer: Meissen Porcelain Factory (Made by)
    • Production place: Meissen
  • figure

    Fragment of a stucco figure. The remaining part shows the legs of a person, clad in wide trousers with prominent folds. The right knee is raised as if climbing oder dancing. The decoration next to the legs consists of scrollwork. The object...

    • Object type: figure
    • Find spot: Ara-tam
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    print

    Print. Lama dance and accompanying orchestra. Ink and colour on paper. Inscribed.

    • Object type: print
    • Find spot: Mongolia; China
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    brick

    Brick. Male and female figures dancing. Made of carved terracotta.

    • Object type: brick
    • Find spot: Agra
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    brick

    Brick. Male and female figures dancing. Made of carved terracotta.

    • Object type: brick
    • Find spot: Agra
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    figure

    Figure (dancer). Made of stone (black).

    • Object type: figure
    • Find spot: China
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    figure

    Figure (dancer). Made of painted earthenware (white-buff).

    • Object type: figure
    • Find spot: Yonghe
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    painting

    Painting. Two masked dancers. Ink and colours on paper.

    • Object type: painting
    • Producer: Joo Min-Suk 주민숙 朱敏淑 (Nan Jeong 난정 蘭汀) (Made by)
    • Find spot: Korea
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    painting

    Painting. Buddhist dancers. Painted in ink and colour on paper.

    • Object type: painting
    • Producer: Joo Min-Suk 주민숙 朱敏淑 (Nan Jeong 난정 蘭汀) (Made by)
    • Find spot: Korea
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    oinochoe

    Large black glazed pottery oinochoe Trefoil mouth, a ring foot reserved on the base and a convex shaped fluted body, ribbed all over apart from front. Crowned dancing female figure with red clothing, gilt bracelets and a buff himation...

    • Object type: oinochoe
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Greek
    • Find spot: Capua
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    bowl

    Pottery: Gaulish Sigillata bowl. Repaired; design obliterated in places and very indistinct throughout. Frieze of gladiatorial combats and other figures: A gladiator in back view advances to right against an adversary who stands in back...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Production place: Lezoux
    • Find spot: Auvergne
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    roundel

    Marble roundel; relief of female figure dancing with castanets; left side restored.

    • Object type: roundel
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    pilaster

    Upper part of marble pilaster; relief of naked man dancing with helmet above mask at front; tendrils on sides and back.

    • Object type: pilaster
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    figure

    Limestone ring-dance group; one whole and half another figure remain of original three.

    • Object type: figure
    • Production place: Cyprus
    • Find spot: Salamis
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    figure

    Head of limestone female figure from ring-dance group.

    • Object type: figure
    • Production place: Cyprus
    • Find spot: Cyprus
  • relief

    Irregularly shaped fragment of a terracotta relief from a model funerary or symposiast's couch; a relief band borders the fragment at the top; the scene depicts a male figure facing forward wearing a short tunic (chiton) with a cloak...

    • Object type: relief
    • Find spot: Salamis
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    figure

    Terracotta figure of dancer (?) with arms outstretched.

    • Object type: figure
    • Production place: Cyprus
    • Find spot: Cyprus
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    figure

    Lower part of terracotta semi-draped male figure dancing; chlamys over left arm.

    • Object type: figure
    • Find spot: Sanctuary of Artemis Paralia
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    bowl

    Pottery: fragment of Gaulish Sigillata bowl. Dark red glaze. Panels divided by zigzag lines: on the left a youth in back view dancing or running to right, carrying a bunch of grapes (?); on the right, upper part of nude man to right.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Production place: Gaul
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    vessel-mould

    Fragment of clay mould for Calenian phiale. Very rough and indistinct; designs on outer side, the mould being apparently for a bowl with interior designs. On the left a table or stand on which is a basket of loaves (?); next, a...

    • Object type: vessel-mould
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Calvi
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    bowl-mould

    Pottery: fragment of clay mould for Arretine bowl. Dancing Maenad to left, with head thrown back; in right hand a thyrsos tied with ribbons and chaplets. She wears shoes and long loose chiton, and with left hand draws aside the edge of her...

    • Object type: bowl-mould
    • Producer: M Perennius Tigranus (Workshop of)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Production place: Arezzo
    • Find spot: Arezzo
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    bowl-mould

    Pottery: fragment of clay mould for Arretine bowl. In the middle are two women to right, one looking over the other's right shoulder; the foremost holds up something in both hands, and wears long chiton and himation. The one behind has her...

    • Object type: bowl-mould
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Production place: Arezzo
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    bowl

    Pottery: fragment of Arretine bowl, with part of foot. Lower part of Maenad dancing on tiptoe to left, wearing long chiton and apoptygma, with floating skirts; on the right, the legs of a Satyr to right, also dancing on tiptoe; on the...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Producer: M Perennius Tigranus (Workshop of)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Production place: Arezzo
    • Find spot: Arezzo
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    krater

    Pottery: fragment of Arretine krater. Maenad dancing to right, with head thrown back and right hand extended downwards; her hair falls in curls over the shoulders, and she wears long girt chiton with apoptygma, transparent over the thighs...

    • Object type: krater
    • Producer: M Perennius Tigranus (Workshop of)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Production place: Arezzo
    • Find spot: Arezzo
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    vessel

    Pottery sherd; dark red ware, unglazed. Relief attached separately (applique): lower part of Maenad dancing to right, wearing long floating chiton with apoptygma, and himation over arms.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Mytilene
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    figure

    Bronze figure of Eros(?) dancing; ring at back.

    • Object type: figure
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    ornament

    Dancing figure cut from sheet bronze.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Find spot: Oxyrhynchus
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    figure

    Bronze figure of dancing priapic dwarf.

    • Object type: figure
  • figure

    Bronze figure of dancing satyr; right foot lost.

    • Object type: figure
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    figure

    Corroded bronze figure of infant Dionysos dancing.

    • Object type: figure
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    figure

    Bronze figure of Eros dancing.

    • Object type: figure
    • Find spot: Athens
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    figure

    Bronze figure of a dancing satyr; hands and lower legs wanting.

    • Object type: figure
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Etruscan
    • Production place: Italy
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    jar

    Pottery: six fragments from a Gaulish Sigillata jar, now restored as one object. Plaster where incomplete. Good orange-red glaze. Round the body are four figures made from moulds, interspersed with scrolls and rows of raised dots en...

    • Object type: jar
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Production place: Gaul
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    wall-painting

    Fragment of wall painting: satyrs, maenads and boys dancing; red ground.

    • Object type: wall-painting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Torre Annunziata
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    figure

    Silver statuette of a woman dancing; she stands on tiptoe with legs close together; her hair is waved and knotted at the back, and she wears a long chiton with overfold, the skirt of which she holds up with her hands on either side.

    • Object type: figure
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
  • intaglio

    Oval black glass paste intaglio: two dancing figures in short tunics, each holding a bird or drinking-horn, with a club in between them.

    • Object type: intaglio
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
  • intaglio

    Oval light brown glass paste intaglio: two dancing figures in short tunics, each holding a bird or drinking-horn, with a club in between them.

    • Object type: intaglio
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
  • intaglio

    Oval blue and black glass paste intaglio: figure dancing inside a shield or dish.

    • Object type: intaglio
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
  • intaglio

    Oval light brown glass paste intaglio: naked male figure dancing with his hands over his head.

    • Object type: intaglio
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
  • intaglio

    Oval blue glass paste intaglio: two seated figures with a large krater between them.

    • Object type: intaglio
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
  • intaglio

    Oval brown glass paste intaglio: three dancing figures.

    • Object type: intaglio
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
  • intaglio

    Oval green glass paste intaglio with a white-edged blue stripe: woman dancing.

    • Object type: intaglio
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
  • gem

    Brown glass paste relief gem, partly broken: dancer (?) and seated woman.

    • Object type: gem
  • cameo

    Black and white glass cameo: woman dancing.

    • Object type: cameo
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    cameo

    Glass cameo, white on purple: draped dancing female figure.

    • Object type: cameo
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
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    cameo

    Oval blue glass paste cameo: two draped figures dancing to the right.

    • Object type: cameo
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    bowl

    Body fragment from a greenish colourless blown glass bowl, with a linear and facet cut design of a nude satyr and a draped dancing maenad within a circular panel.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
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    bowl

    Rim and side fragment from a green blown glass bowl with a ground rim. Polished all over and decorated with three wheel cuts at the rim; inside is a facet and linear cut design of a girl's head and torso (a maenad ?) dancing with her left...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Italy
  • colander

    Fragmentary bronze colander; handle ends in figure of Acheloös; on the top, between the handle and the bowl, are three satyrs dancing. Most of the bowl is broken away.

    • Object type: colander
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Etruscan
    • Production place: Italy
    • Find spot: Naples
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    pectoral; cast

    Plaster cast of a bronze pectoral: five figures within a spiral border, the outer ones dancing.

    • Object type: pectoral; cast
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    mould; figure; cast

    Plaster cast of a terracotta mould, with cast inside: part of a draped figure of a dancing woman.

    • Object type: mould; figure; cast
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Greek
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    loom-weight

    Discoid terracotta loom-weight with a stamped design of a bearded satyr dancing.

    • Object type: loom-weight
    • Find spot: Temple of Artemis
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    plaque

    Ivory relief plaque: dancing figure to right, head turned back to left, hand raised with cymbals (?).

    • Object type: plaque
    • Production place: Alexandria
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    plaque

    Ivory relief plaque: dancing maenad with cymbals.

    • Object type: plaque
    • Production place: Alexandria
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    plaque

    Ivory relief plaque: dancing figure to right, upper part of body towards left, head to right; right arm raised.

    • Object type: plaque
    • Production place: Alexandria
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    pyxis

    Ivory relief plaque from a pyxis: bearded half-draped man, with left hand over head; girl dancing to left with cymbals.

    • Object type: pyxis
    • Production place: Alexandria
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    plaque

    Ivory relief plaque: female figure, dancing to left (lower part only, showing skirt and foot).

    • Object type: plaque
    • Production place: Alexandria
    • Find spot: Fayum
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    plaque

    Five fragments joined of an ivory relief plaque: dancing draped figure with tympanum, to left; head lost; upper-right and centre-left lost. Held together with paper-backing; the fragment with upper arm has been placed the wrong way round.

    • Object type: plaque
    • Production place: Alexandria
    • Find spot: Beirut
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    plaque

    Ivory relief plaque: dancing draped female with tympanon, to left; head turned back to right.

    • Object type: plaque
    • Production place: Alexandria
    • Find spot: Beirut
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    plaque

    Ivory relief plaque: dancing draped female with tympanum to left; head turned back to right.

    • Object type: plaque
    • Production place: Alexandria
    • Find spot: Beirut
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    vessel

    Register 1974: Fine paste pottery vase with a lid (see Am1974,08.1b), slightly bulbous sides and rounded base. Slipped cream with black line and hieroglyphs and decorated with eleven figures; apparently eleven girls involved in a...

    • Object type: vessel
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Classic Maya
    • Find spot: Guatemala
  • pin

    Register 1972: Cast white metal pin in the form of a feather, with three dancing figures along the top edge and three charms hanging from chains along the bottom.

    • Object type: pin
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Colonial (Americas)
    • Find spot: Peru
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    dance-mask; ceremonial equipment

    Register 1964: Bark-cloth dance mask, reinforced at the hem and other points by palm fibre rope and with a fringe of fibre strips at the bottom. The 'head' is tailed and has a face painted in square and diamond shapes of red, yellow and...

    • Object type: dance-mask; ceremonial equipment
    • Ethnic name: Tucano; Cubeo
    • Find spot: Brazil
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    dance-stick

    Register 1962: Decorated dancing stave of 'Yarumo' wood. Covered in designs of red (urucu) and black (charcoal).

    • Object type: dance-stick
    • Ethnic name: Tatuya; Tucano
    • Find spot: Colombia
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    dance-stick

    Register 1962: Bamboo dance-stave. One end is blocked.

    • Object type: dance-stick
    • Find spot: Colombia
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    dance-rattle

    Register 1962: Ceremonial ankle-rattles, consisting of thirty-two flattish nut-shells and seven oval shells tied to a woven band.

    • Object type: dance-rattle
    • Ethnic name: Makuna; Tucano
    • Find spot: Colombia
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    rattle

    Register 1960: Flask-shaped container made of woven palm-leaf strips, containing seeds or other small objects to form a rattle ('shaak shaak').

    • Object type: rattle
    • Find spot: Guyana