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Dionysos

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Dionysos (god of wine) wears a chlamys over his shoulders and left arm, a wreath, and traveling boots. He was part of a group, probably with the satyr Ampelos. Left hand and left foot missing. Hand of Ampelos remains under Dionysos' upraised right arm. Brown and red patina.

Provenance

Probably from Alexandria or Rome; by date unknown: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York, N.Y. 10021; by date unknown: purchased from Mathias Komor by Professor Benjamin Rowland, Jr.; gift of Professor and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr. to MFA, November 19, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Professor and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr.

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 50–200

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 100A; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 15.7 cm (6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

69.1257

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture