A Published Roman Marble Statue of Dionysos, Roman Imperial Period, ca. late second century CE
Facing forward, the face is serene, the eyes recessed and lips pursed, with long upswept hair radiating from the crown, surmounted by a wreath, and bound at the back of the head, falling in a tapering plait over the nape of the neck and shoulders, a chlamys clasped at the right shoulder and falling over the left arm and back, and a quiver slung across the right shoulder.
Published: Hans M. F. Schulan Auctioneers, The Paul I. Ilton Collection, November 21st, 1959, Lot #70, pl. 5, pg: 8. Claimed to be from a temple in Palestine.
Dimensions: Height: 9 inches (22.5 cm), Mounted height: 13 inches (33 cm)
Condition: Incomplete from the waist down, overall expected ancient wear and minor chips to the body. Custom mounted on museum-quality stand.
Provenance: Paul Ilton (1904-1958) private collection, then by descent to his son Arie Ilton. During his lifetime, Paul Ilton was internationally known as an archaeologist, lecturer, teacher, film consultant, and author, personally excavating collection objects during his 25 years in the Holy Land.
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