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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1861,0725.2

  • Description

    Marble statue of the wine-god Dionysos; holding a bunch of grapes. His head is wreathed with vines and his sandals are decorated with ivy-leaves.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 2ndC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 185 centimetres
    • Width: 70 centimetres
    • Depth: 65 centimetres
    • Width: 655 millimetres (base only)
    • Depth: 360 millimetres (base only)
  • Curator's comments

    Roman version of a lost Greek original of the 3rd century BC.

  • Bibliography

    • Sculpture 1476 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G23

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1990 24 Mar-10 Jun, Australia, Canberra, National Gallery of Australia, Civilization: Ancient Treasures from the British Museum, cat. no.87
    1990 28 Jun-23 Sep, Australia, Melbourne, Museum of Victoria, Civilization: Ancient Treasures from the British Museum, cat. no.87
    2003 18 Oct-14 Dec, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2004 17 Jan-28 Mar, Kobe City Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2004 10 Apr-13 Jun, Fukuoka Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2004 26 Jun-29 Aug, Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2005 11 Apr-10 Jul, Seoul Arts Centre, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2005 25 Jul-8 Oct, Busan Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2005 27 Oct-2006 31 Jan, Haengso Museum, Keimyung University, Daegu, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2006 18 Mar-4 Jun, Beijing, Capital Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2007 3 Feb-27 May, Taipei, National Palace Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2007 14 Sep-2 Dec, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2009 1 May-20 Sep, Victoria, Royal BC Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1861

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1861,0725.2

Marble statue of the wine-god Dionysos. Roman version of a lost Greek original of the 3rd century BC. Dionysos holds a bunch of grapes. His head is wreathed with vines and his sandals are decorated with ivy-leaves.

Marble statue of the wine-god Dionysos. Roman version of a lost Greek original of the 3rd century BC. Dionysos holds a bunch of grapes. His head is wreathed with vines and his sandals are decorated with ivy-leaves.

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