A Head of Dionysos or of a Symposiast
Western Greek ca. 500 B.C..
Terracotta. H. 10 cm. W. 8.4 cm
A head of a bearded man crowned by a wreath with a central flower. The hair is centrally parted above the forehead and structured by finely engraved lines. Small mouth with a so-called Archaic smile. Hollow. Condition: Fragment representing a head. Traces of white engobe and red paint. Surface sintered. Minor chipping on the flower and the bridge of the nose.
Formerly Coll. Prof. Hans Dahn (1919-2019), Lausanne; acquired Nov. 1956 from Donati.