Marble Fragment of Bacchus‘ Hand

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st-2nd century A.D.
Material: Marble
Dimensions: 20 cm x 20 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 3228
Provenance: Private collection London, acquired in the 1980s.
Condition: Fragment
Description: Marble fragment of a once life-size statue of Dionysus, the Roman Bacchus. The hand of the young god holds a jug. Thumb, middle- and ring finger covering the handle on one side, index- and little finger the other. The hand is in a right angle from the jug. The jug, possibly an oenochoe, has an ovoid body, with a circular beak-shaped spout. It is hollow inside, possibly to let water run out of it. The hand attitude is identical to the famous Bacchus from Aldaia, today in the "Museu de Prehistoria Valencia". Roman copy from a Greek original of 4th-3rd century BC. Mounted.