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Statue of Young Dionysos

A work made of bronze, copper, and silver (modern).
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze, copper, and silver (modern).


100 BCE-100 CE


Hellenistic or Roman; Eastern Mediterranean

About this artwork

This statue depicting Dionysos, god of wine and theater, is one of very few bronze statues to have survived from antiquity. It is thought that he once held a kantharos, or wine cup, in his raised right arm and may have held a thyrsos, a staff topped by a pine cone, in his left, since the deity is shown holding them in other ancient sculptures and paintings.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 150


Ancient Roman


Statue of Young Dionysos


Eastern Mediterranean Region


100 BC–100 AD


Bronze, copper, and silver (modern)


135.8 × 62 × 52 cm (54 × 24 1/2 × 20 in.)

Credit Line

Anonymous loan

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