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Ancient Art

Head vase of Dionysos or Attis

ca. 2nd–3rd century A.D.

Bronze, hollow cast in separate pieces

11.1 × 7.2 × 4 cm (4 3/8 × 2 13/16 × 1 9/16 in.)
Gift of Ruth Elizabeth White
1988.80.20
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Roman
Period: 
Roman, ca. 2nd-3rd century A.D.
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Kelekian Gallery, New York; Ruth Elizabeth White, acquired from the above; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1988.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1988,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (Spring 1989).

Mimi Gardner Gates, “Director’s Report 1988,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (Spring 1989): 120.

Susan B. Matheson and Diana E.E. Kleiner, I Claudia Women in Ancient Rome, exh. cat. (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1996), 161–162, no. 111, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.