Overall: 3 3/16 x 4 7/8 x 4 1/2 in. (8.1 x 12.4 x 11.4 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
Dionysos, a son of Zeus, rides in his chariot overseeing his conquest of India as described by the fifth-century Egyptian poet Nonnos of Panopolis: "Lord Bacchus [Dionysos] spoke…Indian slaying servants of invincible Dionysos! Bind them all fast unresisting, the sons of the Indians, take them all prisoners in bloodless conflict."
Count Girolamo Possenti de Fabriano, Florence; sale of Count Girolamo Possenti de Fabriano, Florence (April 1-10, 1880, no. 17); Baron Albert Oppenheim, Cologne ; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York
Catalogue d'objets d'art et de curiosité, formant la collection de feu Mr. le Comte Girolamo Possenti de Fabriano. Florence: Raffaele Dura, April 1-10, 1880. no. 17, p. 4.