Marble Head of Dionyssos [Λ 34]

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Source

Αρχείο της Εφορείας Αρχαιοτήτων Χανίων

Bibliographic Citation

Νινιού- Κινδελή Β.”Κεφαλές Διονύσου στο Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Χανίων”, Κρητική Εστία- περίοδος Δ΄- τόμος.4, Χανιά 1991-1993, 25-37

Provenance

Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Χανίων

Abstract

Μαρμάρινη κεφαλή Διονύσου με στεφάνι ροδάκων και φύλλων κισσού. Η κεφαλή κάμπτεται προς τα αριστερά.

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Μάρμαρο

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Ρωμαϊκή εποχή

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Smaller than lifesize head of the youthful god Dionysos. The head is represented frontally and is tilted slightly to the left, as is indicated by the curve of the neck. It is ornamented with an ivy wreath. His long, wavy hair is bound in a thick taenia (ribbon) that is wrapped around his head, and pulled back into a bun at the back of his neck. The oval face is characterized by a strong chin, a small mouth, prominent fleshy cheekbones, and lidded almond-shaped eyes. This exhibit was found by the Italian Archaeological School at Axos, Mylopotamos , in Rethymno and is to be dated to the 3rd century BC.
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