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A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF DIONYSOS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

Property from a European Private Collection

A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF DIONYSOS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF DIONYSOS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

Property from a European Private Collection

A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF DIONYSOS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.


standing with the weight on his left leg and holding a small feline in his left arm, and wearing a long chiton buttoned on the upper right arm, panther-skin fastened on the right shoulder and belted beneath the breast, and himation draped around the lower body, his missing lower right arm, left elbow, front of right buttock, and part of the animal skin over the right shoulder-blade carved separately, the head repaired in antiquity; no restorations.

Height 113 cm.

Fragmentary as shown. Note missing proper left shoulder and top part of animal. Several separately-carved elements are also missing: lower right arm, left elbow, front of right buttock, and part of animal skin over right shoulder blade. Pin hole in neck. Rust stains.


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private collection, southern France, on an early 20th Century socle

Galerie Chenel, Paris, acquired from the above in 2008/2009

acquired by the present owner from the above

For the costume cf. the seated statue of Dionysos from the Thrasyllos-monument in Athens (B. Andreae, Skulptur des Hellenismus, 2001, p. 79, pl. 24), and the statuette of Dionysos sold at Sotheby’s, London, December 11th, 1989, no. 368. Also cf. a torso from Stratonikeia: R. Özgan, Die Skulpturen von Stratonikeia, 1999, p. 127, no. K31, pl. 40b. Holding a pet animal in the left arm is common for statues of children; cf. a statue of a boy in Athens: C. Vorster, Griechische Kinderstatuen, 1983, p. 360f., no. 88, pl. 20,1.