THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN
A ROMAN MARBLE HERM HEAD OF DIONYSUS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
With lidded almond-shaped eyes, prominent cheekbones and a straight nose, the fleshy lips of the small mouth slightly parted, with a long mustache and beard composed of thick locks, the curly hair bound in a foliate wreath, the ties falling onto his shoulders
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high
Said to have been found in Pompeii in 1905.
Anonymous sale; Hugo Ruff Kunstauktion 393, Munich, 15-18 March 1970, lot 212Y.