-400 to -300 BC

Female dancer at an altar, probably the Persian dance oklasma

Terracotta figurine dated -390 approx. 10 cm height. Greek art.

Girl performing the Persian dance on a table

Boeotian red-figure Kalyx Krater vase. Painting on
clay vase dated -385 approx. 25 cm height. Greek art.

Dance in front of Oriental god or king

Attic red-figure volute krater vase. Dated -375 BC approx. 42.5 cm; 24.5 cm diam. Attributed to the Meleager Painter. Greek art. 

Two female dancers performing an oklasma dance

Gold, blue and transparent glass. Dated -350 BC approx. Height 1.8 cm. Found at the Eastern end of the Yuz Oba ridge, Pavlovsky kurgan.  Excavations of A.E. Liutsenko, 1858.

Oil flask (lekythos) in the form of a winged Persian dancer

Sculpture, ceramic, dated -360 approx., height 22.6 cm. A winged woman dancing a special dance (the Greeks called it oklasma) associated with the cult of Dionysos. She kneels on her right knee on a spool base. She wears an eastern (also called Persian, “Oriental”) costume with a tiara, tights from wrists to ankles, a belted chiton over the tights, shoes. She holds her hands above her head.

The Oklasma Painter (attributed): Woman dancing wearing a Phrygian cap with white
border, embroidered

Painting on a red-figure vase, lebes gamikos. Dated -335 BC approx. 31.5 cm height. Campanian art.