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Band with Pyrrhic Dancers

3rd-7th century CE
Early Byzantine Egypt

For full citations see page for object accession number 1951.2.75.a. Figures described as Pyrrhic dancers or sheild dancers or Dionysian Warriors in different souces. Here are rondels with alternating twisted and wave border elements, over arcades with vases of flowers. Comparable examples for the figures including Maguire, B15, pp. 110-111; Ball, p. 57; Egger, plate 34; Woodfin; Thomas, 2016. Generally dated 4th to 7th century and identifed as tunic yoke. -Rebecca Corrie, August 12, 2020

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