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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
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.
Height:
11cm
Width:
9.7cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Dillwyn Parrish

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