Bearded head of Chthonian Dionysos (?)

Greek, South Italian


Dimensions

11.3 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7950

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Bearded head of Chthonian Dionysos (?). Bonnie Kingsley says “a bearded celebrant.” Wears broad band with heavy round wreath above it ornamented with rosettes and plastic dots. The fillet at each side is gone, and a piece is chipped out of the wreath.

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