Marble Head of a Juvenile Dionysus

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st-2nd century A.D.
Material: Marble
Dimensions: 12.8 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3158
Provenance: Pierre Bergé auction 2009 no. 486. With Gorny Mosch on 25. June 2014, lot 287. Thence Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter, Frankfurt. With certificate of Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter, inventory number 04119. With an excerpt of the Art Loss Register.
Condition: Missing part on the left side of the head, nose and chin restored.
Description: The youthful Dionysus with chubby cheeks, deep lying eyes and strong eye lids. The mouth is formed to a gentle smile with deep dimples on the sides. The chain-shaped hairband holding ivy leaves and corymbs reaching to the ears The hair is otherwise parted in the centre. The flat back is an indication for a herm fragment, featuring the upper finale of a pillar (table leg?). For reference see: J. Mühlenbrock und D. Richter „Verschüttet vom Vesuv, die letzten Stunden von Herculaneum“, p. 314-315. Mounted.