Marble Herm of Dionysus

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd century A.D.
Material: Marble
Dimensions: 15.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3257
Provenance: French private collection, acquired in the 1980s. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: The hair strands behind the crown on the right side of the face chipped, otherwise of excellent quality.
Description: Very finely carved column final with the face of a bearded Dionysus. The beard falls in thick parallel dags along the cheeks. On each end of the beard dags a drill. The symmetrical face with distinctive cheekbones framed by a thick crown of various tendrils and berries. The hair behind the crown is parted in the centre and cascading behind the invisible ears to the shoulders. The back is flat. Mounted.