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A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF DIONYSUS
CIRCA 1ST - 2ND CENTURY A.D.
His luscious tresses center parted, pulled back behind the ears and loosely tied into a top-knot, with corkscrew curls falling along the neck, the smooth spade-shaped forehead forming a continuous plane with the bridge of the slender nose, the eyes unarticulated, the full lips parted
For the hair and tilt of the head compare the bust of Dionysus in the Vatican Museums, no. 122d in Gasparri, "Dionysos" in LIMC, vol. III.