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Support for one-legged table

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Support for one-legged table (monopodium) decorated with figures of Dionysus (Bacchus) and a panther. The god wears a crown of grape leaves and a fawn's skin while the panther at his right places a forepaw on the sacred cista or basket. The god's lowered right hand once held a kantharos, and...

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Provenance

By 1960: with Ars Antiqua AG., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (auction 2, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, May 14, 1960, lot 59) (said to be from a collection in Scotland); by 1965 with Royal Athena Galleries, 24 East 80th Street, New York (Art of the Ancient World, I, New York, 1965, no. 37); by 1970: Paul E. Manheim Collection; gift of Paul E. Manheim to MFA, March 11, 1970

Credit Line

Gift of Paul E. Manheim

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D.150–225

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 219; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 80 cm (31 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1970.241

Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from the Greek island of Paros

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture