A HELLENISTIC EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA HEAD OF DIONYSOS
Catalog:Pottery:Hellenistic: stock #799727
c. 3rd-1st Century B.C.
A terracotta head of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, originally part of a larger mold made figure. Remnants of paint and fine incised and applied details present. From Fayum, Egypt
2.50 inches (6 cm) high
Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority
DIONYSOS (or Dionysus) was the great Olympian god of wine, vegetation, pleasure and festivity. He was depicted as either an older bearded god or a pretty effeminate, long-haired youth. His attributes included the thyrsos (a pine-cone tipped staff), drinking cup, leopard and fruiting vine. He was usually accompanied by a troop of Satyrs and Mainades (female devotees or nymphs).