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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Pentelic marble statue of Dionysos, heavily draped and wearing an ivy-wreath; so-called Sardanapallos type. The statue is carved out of one large block of marble, except for the missing right arm, which was made separately and attached. The figure probably originally held a thyrsos in the raised right hand.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 40-60
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 201.25 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Based on a lost Greek original of about 350-325 BC.

  • Bibliography

    • Sculpture 1606 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history


    2012, 26 Mar-17 Jul, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Manarat Al Saadiyat, 'Treasures of the British Museum'
    2012-2013, Nov-Apr, Germany, Bonn, Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, 'Treasures of the World's Cultures'.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number


COMPASS Title: Marble statue of Dionysos


COMPASS Title: Marble statue of Dionysos

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