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Fragmentary statuette of the Chthonian Dionysos (?)

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Fragment of statuette of the Chthonian Dionysos (?). Torso broken at waist. Elaborate stephane. A piece missing from the upper cord; the loops above each rosette are broken; also the fillet and cord ends on each shoulder.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought at Taranto. I believe it came from a sanctuary . . .about a mile & a half or two miles along the road eastwards from the modern canal.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, South Italian, 2nd 1/2 4th century B.C.

Dimensions

18.2 cm (7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7949

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture