High quality bronze statue head of a young Bacchus, the god of the vine, wine and mystic ecstacy. He is wearing a headdress with clusters of grapes.
The Romans called Dionysus by his alternate name, Bacchus, and gave his cult a place of honor in the Roman pantheon just as the Greeks did.
His cult celebrated the god’s role in the creation of wine and for his connection to fertility themes.
Height: 38,7 mm
Width: 36 mm
Condition: Excellent condition. Magnificent shiny green patina with areas of cuprite. Signs of wear consistent with and ancient artefact. See images for own impression.
Shipping: registered and insured parcel.
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Purchased by the current owner from a Dutch collection.
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- Ancient Roman
- Number of objects
- Head of Bacchus, Dionysus - Excellent condition
- Century/ Timeframe
- 1st - 2nd century AD
- Good Condition, See Photo