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Oscillum with a Dancing Maenad - Works of Art - Ariadne Galleries


Provenance: Private collection, early 20th Century (based on variegated green marble socle).
Private collection, Estrablin, France, by descent (Sadde, Dijon, March 12th, 2018, no. 19, illus.).
French art market. 

Sotheby's, London, 4 December 2018, lot 49. 


Description: Carved on one side in low relief with a maenad moving to right and holding a tympanon, the folds of her garment bellowing at her side, and on the reverse in high relief with the remains of a winged gorgoneion; no restorations.

A similar female figure appears on an oscillum from Ostia: A. Bacchetta, Oscilla, 2006, p. 437, no. T90, pl. 13,3.


Parallel: https://archive.org/details/notiziedegliscav06realrich/page/20


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