Amplification: The Dance

[aras-image:2Bd.052,a,9,77,210,Sumerian soundbox for a lyre]
  A Sumerian sound-box for a lyre from 3,000 B.C. In the third register is a dancing bear. The dog, the lion, the ass, the jackal also portrayed suggest 'a continuing inheritance from the masked dancers of Paleolithic votaries who combined the office of dancer and priest'