Statuette of Dionysus from Priene

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 October 2019

The statuette of the young wine god with effeminate features bears heavy signs of scorching. It originates from a particularly large and wealthy Prienean house that was destroyed in the disaster around 135 BCE. It perhaps once adorned the andron, the "men's salon", together with other statuettes of marble and clay. Marble. From House 33 (east) at Priene, Turkey. 150-135 BCE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 29). Statuette of Dionysus from Priene. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11382/statuette-of-dionysus-from-priene/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statuette of Dionysus from Priene." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 29, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11382/statuette-of-dionysus-from-priene/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statuette of Dionysus from Priene." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Oct 2019. Web. 08 Feb 2023.

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