University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Image is Not Available
Object Number: MS5405
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
South Italy
Date Made: 2nd c. BC
Early Date: -200
Late Date: -100
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Terracotta
Iconography:Dionysos
Height: 11cm
Width: 9.7cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Dillwyn Parrish, 1914

Description

Front half of head, cut off below at point where chin would join neck. Frontal view. Possibly wearing a plain cap (?): top part of head smooth, bordered in front by a band semicircular in profile. Between band and forehead the surface is indistinctly impressed but seems to represent mostly a garland of large clusters of grapes and grape leaves; one large cluster covers area of the right ear (left area missing). A loop of a fillet in center of forehead. Muddy brown clay; no trace of color. Two holes for suspension in upper part. Hollow; mould-made. Mended from two large sections.


You may also be interested in these objects:


See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org

© Penn Museum 2016 Sitemap / Contact / Copyright / Disclaimer / Privacy / Upenn