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Tripod Base

Tripod Base

100-1 BC

Bronze

Overall: 77 x 32.3 x 28 cm (30 5/16 x 12 11/16 x 11 in.)

Given in honor of Arthur Fleischman by his parents, Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman 1995.10

Fun Fact

This elaborate bronze base likely supported a statue.

Description

The bronze figure of Dionysos, the god of wine, the theater, and the mysteries, is presented in a style recalling Archaic Greek art, most noticeably in the stiff pose and trimmed beard. The disk attached at the top of the head suggests that this figure was once part of an ornate piece of furniture. The base was not originally designed to support the figure.

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