Fragmentary statuette of the Chthonian Dionysos (?)

Greek, South Italian
2nd 1/2 4th century B.C.


Dimensions

18.2 cm (7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7949

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment of statuette of the Chthonian Dionysos (?). Torso broken at waist. Elaborate stephane. A piece missing from the upper cord; the loops above each rosette are broken; also the fillet and cord ends on each shoulder.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought at Taranto. I believe it came from a sanctuary . . .about a mile & a half or two miles along the road eastwards from the modern canal.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution