8 June 2001
A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF INFANT BACCHUS
Circa Late 1st-Early 2nd Century A.D.
The youthful figure depicted nude but for an animal skin draped over his left shoulder and arm, its paw curving forward and resting on his thigh, a bandolier punctuated by rosettes worn diagonally over his left shoulder, cradling a cornucopia laden with grapes in his left arm, his head inclined to his left, a deeply drilled fillet of vine leaves and berries in his center-parted hair, one tie falling on to his right shoulder
14½ in. (36.8 cm) high
New York Private Collection
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Hoving, "I Like Anything That Makes My Blood Rush" in Connoisseur, March 1982, p. 104.
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