Figure of a youthful Dionysus - ROM2014_13885_3

ROM2014_13885_3

Figure of a youthful Dionysus

Medium:Marble
Geography: Said to have been found in Egypt
Date: 1st-3rd century AD after original of 4th century BC
Period: Roman Imperial period, after a Greek Classical period original
Dimensions:
78.5 cm
Object number: 914.57.1
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. J. W. Forster
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
Description

Youthful Dionysus

During the Late Classical period (400-331 BC), the god of wine took on a younger, softer appearance. The gentle curve of the slender torso in this sculpture shows the evolution towards a more effeminate representation.

Collection:
Roman World
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