A HELLENISTIC EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA HEAD OF DIONYSOS

A HELLENISTIC EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA HEAD OF DIONYSOS


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 799727
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c. 3rd-1st Century B.C.

A terracotta head of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, originally part of a larger mold made figure. Remnants of paint and fine incised and applied details present. From Fayum, Egypt

2.50 inches (6 cm) high

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DIONYSOS (or Dionysus) was the great Olympian god of wine, vegetation, pleasure and festivity. He was depicted as either an older bearded god or a pretty effeminate, long-haired youth. His attributes included the thyrsos (a pine-cone tipped staff), drinking cup, leopard and fruiting vine. He was usually accompanied by a troop of Satyrs and Mainades (female devotees or nymphs).