Head of Chthonian Dionysos

Greek, South Italian
400 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 10.3 cm (4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.8

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head of Chthonian Dionysos wearing broad fillet and wreath. Beard composed of tight ringlets, each separately attached. Abundant remains of red paint on face, hair, and beard.

Provenance

From Tarentum; by 1930: with Dr. Hirsch; purchased by MFA from Dr. Hirsch, January 2, 1931 for $ 950.00 (this is the total price for MFA 31.6-31.8)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund