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Graeco-Roman marble satyr head,attributes of Zeus Ammon

Graeco-Roman marble satyr head,attributes of Zeus Ammon

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An impressive Graeco-Roman marble head of a satyr with attributes of Zeus-Ammon, c. 1st-2nd Century AD, wearing mustache and short beard, his hair in tight curls and a ram_s horn on either side of his head. His features are neatly carved and resemble some of the earlier portraits of the emperor Septimius Severus (AD 193 - 211). H: 9 in (22.8 cm). A nice piece with mineral deposits within the recesses, mounted on a heavy square base. According to the publishing of this piece, this unusual symbolic combination is a product of the late Hellenistic period and the attempt to represent 'the mythological triumph of Dionysus in India and the real or legendary achievements of Alexander the Great in Egypt and the East'. Ex Charles Callahan Perkins Collection (1823-1886), Boston.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, no. 76.745, accessioned in 1876.Published:M.B. Comstock and C.C. Vermeule, Sculpture in Stone. The Greek, Roman and Etruscan Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, 1976, p.130, no.200.



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Graeco-Roman marble satyr head,attributes of Zeus Ammon

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