Dionysos, British Museum


James Lloyd
published on 18 December 2014
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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.

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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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