Dionysos or Bacchus

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published on 18 May 2013
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A bronze statue of the god of wine Dionysos (Greek name) / Bacchus (Roman name), early 2nd century CE. His head is crowned with vine leaves and fruit. The eyes are from limestone, the pupils would have probably been in coloured glass paste and the lips are in copper. The statue was made using the lost-wax technique. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome).

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time writer, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, May 18). Dionysos or Bacchus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1239/dionysos-or-bacchus/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Dionysos or Bacchus." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 18, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1239/dionysos-or-bacchus/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Dionysos or Bacchus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 May 2013. Web. 18 Jul 2024.

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