Greek Terracotta Head of Dionysos

An ancient Hellenistic Greek terracotta head of Dionysos, his hair pulled back under a fillet with a garland round his face.

Ca. 4th - 1st century BC.
Height: 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm).

The Greek deity Dionysos was associated with wine and vegetation, and by extension fertility. The god was popular in Rome under the name Bacchus or Liber Pater. The orgiastic rites of his retinue, the Satyrs and Maenads, are often depicted in Classical art.

Formerly in an Edinburgh, Scotland private collection.
Inv#: 8451
Guaranteed Authentic


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