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Infant Bacchus on a Panther

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The Roman fertility god Bacchus (Dionysus to the Greeks) is commonly associated with wine and mirth, the instigator of frenzied bacchanalia where inhibitions were loosened and social mores abandoned. Bacchus is traditionally represented as a young man, often drunk. Here, the intoxicated god is...

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Provenance

Theodore Lyman, Boston; Lyman famiily, Boston; Mrs. Henry Lyman, Brookline, Massachusetts.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman

1863

Object Place

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 123.5 x 123.2 x 47.3 cm (48 5/8 x 48 1/2 x 18 5/8 in.) Mount (Wooden base with carved and finished surfaces): 75.2 x 60.6 x 135.6 cm (29 5/8 x 23 7/8 x 53 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.56.65a

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture