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Head of Chthonian Dionysos

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Head of Chthonian Dionysos wearing broad fillet and wreath. Beard composed of tight ringlets, each separately attached. Abundant remains of red paint on face, hair, and beard.

Provenance

From Tarentum; by 1930: with Dr. Hirsch; purchased by MFA from Dr. Hirsch, January 2, 1931 for $ 950.00 (this is the total price for MFA 31.6-31.8)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Greek, South Italian, 400 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 10.3 cm (4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.8

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture