Dionysos

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.