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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).


100 BCE-100 CE


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, Gallery 150


Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium


Ancient Roman


Statue of Young Dionysos


Eastern Mediterranean Region (Object made in)

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100 BCE–100 CE


Bronze, copper, and silver (modern)


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

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Anonymous loan

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