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Head of Chthonian Dionysos

Bearded head of Chthonian Dionysos. (Bonnie Kingsley: "a bearded celebrant.") Broken off at base, so that a small part of right shoulder is preserved. Wears band above which is heavy round wreath adorned with punctured dots. From the top of this rose a part now broken off. The ends of the beard...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought at Taranto.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, South Italian,

Accession Number

01.7952

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture