16 December 2005
This lot is offered without a reserve
A ROMAN BRONZE BACCHUS
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Standing on an integral rectangular plinth, hatched across the front, his weight in his right hip, his left knee slightly bent, his head turned to his right, a kantharos in his lowered right hand, a downturned thyrsus in his raised left hand, wearing high boots and an animal skin over his left shoulder and diagonally across his torso, a grape wreath in his hair, pulled back into a chignon and falling in ringlets onto his shoulders, his oval face with large almond-shaped eyes, details incised throughout
5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high
Private Collection, Geneva.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1983.
with Old World Galleries, New York.
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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. 83-8.
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