Pepper shaker in the form of baby Dionysos
about A.D. 200–250
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Silver pepper shaker in the form of a chubby nude boy. He is seated, with right leg extended straight out and left leg bent. He reaches up with his right arm, bent at the elbow, and places his hand on top of his head. His left arm is largely hidden beneath drapery hanging over the shoulder.
According to Reinach, Répertoire de la Statuaire, vol. 3, p. 34, no. 7: from Sidon and by 1899-1900: Serrure Collection; by 1971: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York, N.Y. 10021; purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, September 13, 1972
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund