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A ROMAN BRONZE DIONYSUS
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A ROMAN BRONZE DIONYSUS

CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN BRONZE DIONYSUS
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
On an integral rectangular plinth hatched on the front edge, standing with his weight on his straight right leg, his left slightly bent, holding a downturned thyrsus in his raised left hand, and a kantharus in his lowered right, wearing high boots and a stippled animal pelt draped diagonally across his torso and tied at his left shoulder, his head turned to his right, his hair pulled back into a chignon at the nape of his neck, with ringlets falling onto his shoulders, a wreath in his hair
5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high
Provenance
Private Collection, Geneva.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1983.
with Old World Galleries, New York.
John W. Kluge, Charlottesville.
The Morven Collection of Ancient Art, Christie's, New York, 8 June 2004, lot 514.
The John W. Kluge Morven Collection, Christie's, New York, 16 December 2005, lot 434.
Literature
C.C. Vermeule and J.M. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1992, no. 83-8.

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