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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 41

    A ROMAN VEINED MARBLE HERM HEAD OF DIONYSOS

    AFTER THE ANTIQUE

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN VEINED MARBLE HERM HEAD OF DIONYSOS
    AFTER THE ANTIQUE
    The bearded deity wearing a foliate wreath in his tightly curled hair, the ties falling down his shoulders, with eyes deeply recessed for inlay under heavy prominent brow
    6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    German private collection, formed during the 1960s-1970s.