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Marble disk with a herm of Dionysus in relief

Early Imperial
3rd quarter of 1st century A.D.
diameter 8 1/4in. (21cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
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.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 51, pp. 36-37, pl. 44d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Mattusch, Carol. 1994. "Bronze Herm of Dionysus." Das Wrack: der antike Schiffsfund von Mahdia, Gisela Hellenkemper Salies, ed. p. 439 n. 27, Köln: Rheinland-Verlag.

Mattusch, Carol. 1996. The Fire of Hephaistos: Large Classical Bronzes from North American Collections no. 4, pp. 186-91, Cambridge, Mass: Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard Art Museums.

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