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Head of beardless Dionysos figurine

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Head of Dionysos, beardless. Wears a wreath of grapes and leaves, and a broad fillet; hair in an onkos in front, looped in a knot behind, in a roll on either side of face. Traces of gilding and of red and white slip.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Rhousopoulos, who said it was from the Misthos? collection.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, 323–31 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Smyrna, Ionia, Asia Minor

Dimensions

9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7636

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture