Front of Head of Dionysos

Made By: Capri

Made By: Roman

Period: Classical-Hellenistic
Culture: Greek
Date: 400-100 BC
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 9/16 x 1 1/4 x 5/8 in. (4 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm)
Classification: ANCIENT
Credit Line: Gift of Charles Caryl Coleman
Object number: SGR.18
DescriptionVotive is from the region of Campania (southern Italy). Fragment of either grave offering or votive. Softly modeled, with voluminous cirls framing face and supporting left forearm. May be from front half of bivalve mold.

Though piece was purportedly found on island of Capri, other batch members' similarity to Hellenistic finds from Paestum shrine and fragment's own slight resemblance to terracotta head from site justify broader attribution.
Inscribed: no inscription
Terms
  • youth
  • God
  • grave
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