On the body, foot soldier and horseman On the shoulder, chorus: flute player and dancers
This vase contributes to our knowledge of the earliest theatrical performances. The figures can be identified by their garments and particularly by the animal ears tucked into their headbands. With the assistance of contemporary representations, it is possible to relate the chorus to performances that took place before the main theatrical event.
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