Marble torso of Dionysos

Culture
Dimensions
height: 110 cm, width: 46.4 cm, depth: 38.7 cm
Date
end of the 1st – beginning of the 2nd century A.D.
Findspot
Inventory
8415
ID
Hyp-3843
References
Szilágyi, J. Gy., Antik Gyűjtemény, 160, fig. 115; Szilágyi, J. Gy., Ancient Art, 182, fig. 118; Hekler 1929, 153, no. 154; Clarac 1850, 214, no. 1625 A

The statue depicts the young god, Dionysos. He leans lightly against the tree trunk which serves as a support for the statue and is covered with grapes, an attribute of the deity. He is wearing leather boots and goat’s skin. There is a fragmentary panther in front of the tree trunk.

Marble analyses conducted by Danielle Decrouez (Geneva, Museum of Natural History) and Karl Ramseyer (University of Bern, Institute of Geological Sciences) have shown that the statue was made of Afyon marble. Click here for the detailed results.