London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A ROMAN MARBLE HERM HEAD OF DIONYSOS
1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Wearing a berried ivy trail around the head, his long hair falling in two long tresses to his shoulders at either side, bearded with flowing moustache and toothed grimace, tightly curled ringlets frame his forehead, with tapered base, on metal tripod stand
11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high
Acquired in the 1940s-1950s by the present owner's late uncle.
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