Furniture Inlay card

Furniture Inlay

1981.2111.32

Currently not on display

Information

Furniture inlay panel of ivory carved with a naked youth (Dionysius?) in an upright stance with right arm lifted and curved over the head. Successful curve of the neckline down to the left shoulder. Radio-carbon dating confirms the authenticity of the piece, giving probable limits of AD260/430 and virtually certain limits of AD 190/540. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession number 156639. Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 17 December 1934 Lot 145.