Exhibitions/ Art Object

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
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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