8 June 2004
A GREEK BRONZE BABY DIONYSOS RIDING A PANTHER
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
The god depicted nude seated astride the panther, his hands on his upper thighs, his head turned to his right, the snarling panther with her right forepaw raised, her head turned to her right, an ivy vine encircling her neck, her fur covered with oval spots inlaid in silver
3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) long
French Private Collection.
with Robin Symes, London.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1989 (Gods and Mortals, no. 12).
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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. 88-88.
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