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Dionysus
White marble. 75 - 100
Roman Sculptor
Dionysus
White marble. 75 - 100
Roman Sculptor

This Roman herm, which was probably made to decorate a theatre, uses an image of Dionysus in the form of a mask, created between 425 and 400 B. C. in Athens. At that time, it was usual to hang these masks, which only reproduce the god’s head, in the sanctuaries of Dionysus for his worship. The archaic hairstyle is also repeated in masks of the Classical period.

Menander
White marble. 10 - 50
Roman Sculptor
Menander
White marble. 10 - 50
Roman Sculptor

Menander (Athens, 342-293 B.C.) has not been treated fairly by posterity, as almost all the one hundred plays he wrote have been lost. They are known to us, however, through the Roman playwright Plautus, who used them as inspiration for his comedies. The ancient Romans so admired Menander that more than seventy-two Roman-period copies of his portrait are still extant, although they were identified

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