• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 72

    A ROMAN BRONZE ATTACHMENT BUST OF DIONYSOS

    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE ATTACHMENT BUST OF DIONYSOS
    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Probably from a tripod table support, emerging from an acanthus leaf, a goatskin thrown over shoulder, with inlaid silver eyes, wavy hair dressed with berries, a tang for attachment behind
    4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high, mounted


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    Provenance

    Acquired in London, 1988.