3 June 2009
PROPERTY FROM A U.S. PRIVATE COLLECTION
A GREEK MARBLE DIONYSOS
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
The god standing with his weight on his left leg, the right relaxed and bent at the knee, wearing a high-belted tunic with V-shaped folds at the neckline, a mantle over his left shoulder and around his waist and legs, his left arm at his side with the elbow bent, the fisted hand once holding a now-missing attribute, the now-missing right arm once lowered, with a full spade-shaped beard and mustache, his hair center parted, with long corkscrew plaits falling onto each shoulder and fanning across his back
25¾ in. (65.4 cm) high
Anonymous sale; Kohn, Bourg en Bresse, France, 13 November 1988, lot 62bis.
Anonymous sale; Christies, New York, 7 December 2006, lot 122.
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