This sculpture is part of the Gallo-Roman treasure of Neuvy-en-Sullias (Loiret) and is kept in the Orléans Historical Museum.
Fortuitously discovered in 1861 in a sandy quarry, this ensemble, which includes representations of animals and human figurines, was presumably buried in a hiding place at the beginning of the great invasions, at the end of the 3rd century or the beginning of the 4th century, so that it could escape looting and desecration.
The dancer, whose stylisation shows that she belongs to Gallic art, is one of the most beautiful jewels in this treasure, of which Salomon Reinach said that it was the most admirable set of Gallo-Roman bronzes that came out of Gaul's soil.
Reproduction in patinated resin or patinated bronze
Height: 17 cm.
Length: 6,5 cm.
Depth: 6,5 cm.
Origin: Treasure of Neuvy-en-Suilias in the Loiret.
Period: Late 3rd century, early 4th century, Gallic art.
Museum: Orléans - Historical and Archaeological Museum of Orléans.