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A Roman Marble Relief Torso of Dionysos, circa 2nd Century A.D.
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
62
A Roman Marble Relief Torso of Dionysos, circa 2nd Century A.D.
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Roman Marble Relief Torso of Dionysos, circa 2nd Century A.D.
probably from a large Dionysiac sarcophagus, the god standing with the weight on his left leg, and wearing a goat skin or nebris tied over his left shoulder, his hair falling in long strands over the shoulders; no restorations.
Height 40.5 cm.
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Provenance

French private collection, 19th Century
French private collection, acquired in the 1960s/70s
acquired at auction in France by the current owner

Catalogue Note

For a sarcophagus in Naples showing a similarly clad figure of Dionysos standing in his chariot, leaning upon a satyr, and holding a thyrsus see F. Matz, Die dionysischen Sarkophage (Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs, vol. IV.2), 1968, cat. no. 118, pl. 138,1.

Ancient Marbles: Classical Sculpture and Works of Art

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