50 BC-AD 50
Bronze and silver and traces of gilding, hollow cast
Overall: 39.7 x 17.8 x 16.1 cm (15 5/8 x 7 x 6 5/16 in.)
Given in honor of Arthur Fleischman by his parents, Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman 1995.9
Dionysos, the god of wine and theater, is shown dressed as an affluent Roman.
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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