Head of beardless Dionysos figurine

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
323–31 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Ionia, Smyrna

Dimensions

9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7636

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head of Dionysos, beardless. Wears a wreath of grapes and leaves, and a broad fillet; hair in an onkos in front, looped in a knot behind, in a roll on either side of face. Traces of gilding and of red and white slip.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Rhousopoulos, who said it was from the Misthos? collection.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution