ROMAN ROSSO ANTICO MARBLE HERM BUST OF DIONYSUS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
ROMAN ROSSO ANTICO MARBLE HERM BUST OF DIONYSUS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
ROMAN ROSSO ANTICO MARBLE HERM BUST OF DIONYSUS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
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ROMAN ROSSO ANTICO MARBLE HERM BUST OF DIONYSUS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

ROMAN ROSSO ANTICO MARBLE HERM BUST OF DIONYSUS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot Sold:22,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

ROMAN ROSSO ANTICO MARBLE HERM BUST OF DIONYSUS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.


with long beard composed of two tiers of wavy curls, each terminating in a drilled volute, and eyes recessed for inlay, his wavy hair parted in the centre, surmounted by a wreath of ivy leaves and berries, and falling in spiral curls above the ears, and long locks over the shoulders, a hole and a vertical channel in back for attachment, probably to a table leg (trapezophoros). 

Height 20.5 cm.

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Bernard Steinitz (1933-2012), Paris, acquired in the late 1970s/early 1980s


Related Literature

W. F. Volbach, Mittelalterliche Bildwerke aus Italien und Byzanz, cat. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin and Leipzig, 1930

ROMAN ROSSO ANTICO MARBLE HERM BUST OF DIONYSUS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
ROMAN ROSSO ANTICO MARBLE HERM BUST OF DIONYSUS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
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