• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 100

    A GREEK TERRACOTTA BUST OF DIONYSOS

    CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.

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    A GREEK TERRACOTTA BUST OF DIONYSOS
    CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Mold-made, the bearded god originally reclining, wearing a fillet and stephane decorated with three large rosettes in his wavy hair, a palmette rising behind
    6 in. (15.2 cm.)


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    For a similar example from Taras, see no. 1319 in Higgins, Catalogue of the Terracottas in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum.

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    Provenance

    The Property of Edward Smith; Sotheby's, New York, 23 March 1972, lot 96.
    with Fragments of Time, Massachusetts, 1998 (Catalogue #7).
    Dr. Peter Rosier (d. 2007).