• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 323

    A ROMAN MARBLE HERM HEAD OF DIONYSOS

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE HERM HEAD OF DIONYSOS
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    With almond-shaped eyes and prominent cheekbones, his fleshy lips slightly parted, with a long moustache and beard composed of thick locks, the curly hair bound in a foliate wreath, the ribbons falling onto his shoulders, mounted
    8 in. (20.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Said to have been found in Pompeii in 1905.
    Sold Hugo Ruff Kunstauktion 393, Munich, 15-18 March 1970, lot 212Y.
    The property of a European Gentleman, sold Christie's New York, 8 June 2007, lot 160.