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Head of Dionysos (work of art)

Artwork Info

Artist Details
Roman
2nd century-
Medium
Marble, Sculpture
Created
circa 1st to 3rd century
Dimensions
13 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.
(33.7 x 24.1 x 26 cm)

About

This head from a now-lost Roman marble sculpture of a Greek Dionysos, dated to the 1st–3rd century, was used to create the composite Statue of Bacchus more than 400 years ago. Removed from the composite sculpture in the 1980s, it will be reattached during upcoming conservation treatment. Dionysos, also known as Bacchus, is the ancient god of wine and fertility.

Images

  • Head of Dionysos by Unknown Roman Artist

  • UNKNOWN ROMAN, Head of Dionysos, GL_58_2_1, view D

  • UNKNOWN ROMAN, Head of Dionysos, GL_58_2_1, view E