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Dionysos

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Broken from a statue slightly more than life-size, the head is inclined toward the right shoulder. A broad fillet binds the hair, which is parted in the middle, escapes from under the fillet at the temples, and is drawn to the sides in thick masses of wavy locks. On the top of the head the hair...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: "Said to have been found near the choragic monument of Lysikrates. . . .Bought in Athens."); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, October 1896

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical or Hellenistic Period, about 4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 046; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 108 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x length (of face): 34 x 21.5 cm (13 3/8 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.695

Medium or Technique

Marble probably from the Greek island of Paros

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture