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Dionysos

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Roman copy or eclectic work, based on a Greek prototype of the fourth century B.C.The tip of the nose and a section of strands of hair near the right eye are restored in plaster. Hair and complex wreath have suffered a fair amount of damage to the most prominent areas. The hair is loosely yet...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes Collection (loaned to MFA, November 27, 1926 as 386.26); gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, December 11, 1941

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd–early 3rd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 160; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x depth: 38 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

41.909

Medium or Technique

Marble, Dolomitic from the Greek Island of Thasos

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture