THE PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF BACCHUS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Over-lifesized, the god depicted with a long oval face, his head turned to his right, the fleshy lips drilled at the corners, the bulging unarticulated eyes with thick lids, a horizontal crease across the forehead, the hair a mass of thick curls, encircled by a wreath of ivy leaves, the lobe of one ear emerging below
14¼ in. (36.2 cm.) high
European Archaeologist and Engineer (d. 1998), thence by descent.