8 June 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A SWISS GENTLEMAN
A GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF DIONYSOS
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.
From a figure, the god with his head turned slightly to his right, his oval face with idealized features, the eyes deep set, the center-parted hair adorned with a wreath of ivy and berries, pulled back in a chignon and falling in a wavy mass, with two thick tresses falling along his neck
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high
Received as a gift from the owner's grandmother.
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