Dionysos, British Museum

Illustration

James Lloyd
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published on 18 December 2014

Dionysos, god of wine, can be seen holding a bunch of grapes and crowned with a vine wreath. The statue stands 1.75 metres tall, is made of marble, and dates to the 2nd century CE. It is likely to be a Roman copy of a Greek original dating to the 3rd century BCE. It was found in Cyrene, Libya, at the Temple of Dionysos.
BM 1861,0725.2. London, British Museum.



About the Author

James Lloyd
James' main area of research is ancient Greek music, but he has general interests in mythology, religion, and art & archaeology. A self-confessed philhellene, James keeps at least one eye on the Roman pie.

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