Marble disk with a herm of Dionysus in relief

Period: Early Imperial

Date: 3rd quarter of 1st century A.D.

Culture: Roman

Medium: Marble

Dimensions: diameter 8 1/4in. (21cm)

Classification: Stone Sculpture

Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1926

Accession Number: 26.60.27

Description

Bearded Dionysos with wreath of grape leaves. In Roman houses such decorative discs were attached to the wall or suspended between the columns of a colonnade.

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