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Roman Bronze Bacchus Figure, 2nd-3rd Century AD

Roman Bronze Bacchus Figure, 2nd-3rd Century AD


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Bronze: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1341745
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Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
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Zurich, Switzerland

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 $750.00 
Bronze figurine of Bacchus, the Roman version of the Greek Dionysus, rendered in an accomplished contrapposto.
The bearded god is clad in a toga, which is wrapped around his left upper arm and covers his back and his legs.
Bacchus is recognizable by the bunch of grapes, which he holds in his left hand. This attribute points to him as the patron of vine harvest, religious ecstasy and theater.
Bronze
Roman, 2nd-3rd century AD
H. 7 cm (2.8 in)
H. with stand 7.9 cm (3.1 cm)
Superb quality and condition. The missing right arm broken at the elbow level.
Swiss private collection M. R., acquired 1967-1969.

The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.