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Head of a Maenad
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Head of a Maenad

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Description The head of a maenad, wearing an ivy wreath, is carved in relief on the counter. A Bacchic staff, or "thrysos," is visible at the right. The number 13 is inscribed on the back in both Latin (XIII) and Greek numerals.
Date Description Narrative
8/18/1982Treatmentcleaned; examined for condition
  • The Carver's Art: Medieval Sculpture in Ivory, Bone and Horn. Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick. 1989.
Provenance Henry Walters, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by inheritance; Joseph Brummer Gallery [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Gutman [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum [date of acquisition unknown], by gift.
Inscriptions [Transcription] XIII; [Inscription] In Greek numerals; [Translation] 13
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Gutman [formerly part of the Walters Collection]

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1st century
(Ivory & Bone)
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H: 1 3/16 in. (3 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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