12 December 2002,
Price realised USD 2,032
USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF DIONYSUS
Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.
The god depicted wearing a panther skin diagonally across his torso, knotted on his right shoulder, the long hair tied up in the back by a fillet, wearing laced ankle length sandals, his right arm lowered, the left arm outstretched, on a pedestal base
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm) high
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