Bust of Dionysus - ROM2004_1017_18

ROM2004_1017_18

Bust of Dionysus

Medium:Marble
Geography: Rome, Italy
Date: c. 117-138 AD
Period: Reign of Hadrian, Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
66.7 x 59.6 x 35.4 cm
Object number: 925.23.24
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
Description

Dionysos, God of Wine

His appearance matches descriptions in classical literature. "A magical enchanter... his blond hair smelling of perfume, his cheeks flushed, with the charms of Aphrodite in his eyes. (Euripides, Bacchae 192-194)

Collection:
Roman World
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