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5706

Marble table support with a Dionysiac motif, of unknown provenance
AD 170-180

This piece, made of marble from Dokimeion in Asia Minor, was the single support for a table top. The pillar-support is adorned by a group of Dionysos, Pan and a Satyr. The nude Dionysos holds a rhyton (ritual vase). Next to him the goat-footed god Pan holds a lagobolon (stick hinging at hares). In front of them is a small cylindrical basket, from which a snake is emerging. A young Satyr climbs up the vine and cuts grapes with the sickle in his right hand. From the branch hangs a lagobolon, Panís syrinx (pipes) and a goatskin. The exposed parts of the bodies are very well polished. Traces of red and yellow colour are preserved on the hair of the figures and on the branches. This elaborate piece comes from an Asia Minor workshop. Height 1,275 m.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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