A beautiful top fragment of a Hermaic pillar in marble, representing a young personage of antiquity (probably it is the young god Bacchus / Dionysus). The character is wearing a tunic, his eyes are open with an expressive and determined look , looking ahead. His long hair - held together by a ribbon ornate with a small jewel in the middle - is symmetrically draped on his shoulders in two long braids. On the back is an image of a similar sculpture (probably in a museum), described as Roman.
Italy. Renaissance. 2nd half of the 16th century.
Provenance: from an old private collection in the city of Liège, collected before the 1950's
Dimensions: height 19,5cm ; width 9,5cm ; depth 8,5cm
In very good condition with slight damages to the nose, but with a very fine and old patina.