Dance group

Dance group

ca. 300 B.C. - A.D. 200

This arrangement of the participants in an orderly circle with linked arms, and musicians in the center, appears to denote a ceremonial gathering. Music induces communication between the living and the dead, a fitting theme since this object was interred in a burial.

4 5/16 in. (10.96 cm)
Diam.: 10 5/8 in.
Gift of John H. Hauberg
Provenance: [Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York], by 1969; purchased from gallery by John H. Hauberg (1916-2002), Seattle, Washington, 1969; to Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, 1982
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Art of the Ancient Americas, July 10, 1999 - May 11, 2003

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Feasting with the Gods: Art and Ceremony in Ancient Mesoamerica and the Central Andes, Dec. 11, 2003 - July 19, 2004

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