Statue of Young Dionysos

A work made of bronze, copper, and silver (modern).
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze, copper, and silver (modern).

Date:

100 BC/AD 100

Artist:

Hellenistic or Roman; Eastern Mediterranean

About this artwork

This statue depicting Dionysos, god of wine and theater, is one of very few bronze statues to have survived from antiquity. It is thought that he once held a kantharos, or wine cup, in his raised right arm and may have held a thyrsos, a staff topped by a pine cone, in his left, since the deity is shown holding them in other ancient sculptures and paintings.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 150

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Statue of Young Dionysos

Origin

Eastern Mediterranean Region

Date

100 BC–100 AD

Medium

Bronze, copper, and silver (modern)

Dimensions

135.8 × 62 × 52 cm (54 × 24 1/2 × 20 in.)

Credit Line

Anonymous loan

Reference Number

1.2013

Extended information about this artwork

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