A ROMAN MARBLE ARCHAISTIC HERM HEAD OF DIONYSOS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
with long beard composed of corkscrew curls, his hair bound in a fillet and arranged in corkscrew curls over the forehead, two long tresses falling on each shoulder; no restorations.
Height 12 cm.
French private collection, early 20th Century (based on mount and label)
French private collection, acquired in the 1970s
Hôtel Drouot, Crait-Muller, commissaires-priseurs, February 15th, 2019, no. 12
A faded handwritten label applied to the underside of the base is inscribed in ink "Tête de roi / Assyrio-Babylonien / (marbre sucre antique)".