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Dionysos

Date:
4th–6th century
Geography:
Made in Egypt
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Bone
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 3/8 x 2 1/16 x 9/16 in. (13.6 x 5.3 x 1.5 cm)
Classification:
Ivories-Bone
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert L. Hermanos and Miriam H. Knapp, in memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maxime Levy Hermanos, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.516.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 302
The figure stands in the relaxed pose made popular by the Greek sculptor Praxiteles in the fourth century b.c.
Mr. and Mrs. Maxime Levy Hermanos, Paris and New York; Robert L. Hermanos and Miriam H. Knapp, New York (1991–1993)
Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 35, p. 30.

Evans, Helen C., and Brandie Ratliff, ed. Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition, 7th–9th century. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. no. 10A, p. 20.

Thomas, Thelma K., ed. Designing Identity: The Power of Textiles in Late Antiquity. New York: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 2016. no. 5, pp. 35, 37, 144, fig. 1-1.22.

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