A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF YOUNG ASCLEPIUS
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF YOUNG ASCLEPIUS
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF YOUNG ASCLEPIUS
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A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF DIONYSUS

CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

Details
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF DIONYSUS
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
6 in. (15.3 cm.) high
Provenance
Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes (1867-1944), New York.
Joseph Brummer, New York (inv. nos. N3321 and X539), acquired from the above in 1924-1925.
Part II of the Notable Art Collection belonging to the Estate of the Late Joseph Brummer, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 11 May 1949, lot 216.
Antiquities, Sotheby's, New York, 8 December 2010, lot 51A.
with Gordian Weber Kunsthandel, Cologne.

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Lot Essay

Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes (1867-1944) was an American architect and philanthropist who pioneered social housing and co-authored the 1901 New York tenement house law. A portrait of Phelps Stokes and his wife painted by John Singer Sargent in 1897 forms part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
For two similar heads with curling ivy leaves surmounting grape bunches, see "Dionysus," in Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. III, Zurich and Munich, no. 201 A and B. These two heads are said to be Roman copies of works attributable to the circle of Praxiteles.

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