Bearded head of Chthonian Dionysos or a celebrant

Greek, South Italian


Dimensions

13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7951

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Bearded head of Chthonian Dionysos or “a bearded celebrant” (Bonnie Kingsley). Wears broad band with two round wreaths or cords above, and rosettes of ribbons at each side. The rosette at the right side is gone; the ends of the ribbon and part of the rosette at the left side.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome: said from Taranto.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution