Friday, October 17, 2008

Veiled Thoughts

Bronze Statuette of a Veiled and Masked Dancer, Greek Hellenistic Period, 3rd - 2nd century BCE, The Metropolitan Museum, New York.

This small statuette is a remarkable representation of a dancer caught in the midst of a complicated move. It is expressive and mysterious at the same time.

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Colleen said...

I am always amazed at the skill of this ancient artisans. There is so much happening here, and someone actually carved it first. Beautiful!

ZZ said...

That's from the third century BC? I had no idea they did things like that! Stunning.

Your blog is so awesome, you have great taste. Please keep it up.

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