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Marble statue of Dionysus

1st–2nd century A.D.
Overall: 13 1/4 x 7 5/8 x 5 in. (33.7 x 19.4 x 12.7 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian, 1994
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Adaptation of a Greek statue of Apollo Lykeios of the mid-4th century B.C.

The figure stood in repose with his right arm resting on his head. Derived from a famous bronze statue of Apollo, the pose was often adapted for Dionysus, who is shown here with long locks.
Parke-Bernet Galleries. 1954. Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art. December 1, 1954. lot 114.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1998. "One Hundred Twenty-eighth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 128: p. 16.

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