A beautiful Roman marble head of Bacchus. The youthful god is depicted with an open mouth, articulated eyes and a smooth forehead that merges with the bridge of his nose. To each side of the forehead he wears a bunch grapes or berries in his hair.
The head has been mounted onto an antique fragment of a Roman column in green breccia marble on a white marble base.
Roman. 2nd century A.D.
Dimensions: H 24cm ; diameter 11cm
Provenance: ex private collection Mr. F (BE)
Dimensions: H 24cm ; W (front) 11cm
References : a similar head was sold at Christie's NY - Antiquities sale of 4 June 2008, lot nr. 262 - for USD 17,500.
4 500 €