The gilt-bronze statue of a nude youthful Dionysus standing on his right leg. In contrapposto position sculpted with a well-defined musculature. The head is bent down with a contemplative gaze. He wears a crown of ivy and has a fawn-skin knotted over his left shoulder. The high-laced leather boots with great detail. The figure stands atop a bronze base.
After an original bronze excavated, 1862 in Pompeii, sometimes also known as Narcissus due to his contemplative downward gaze. A very decorative hollow bronze cast with a faded and worn gilt-bronze surface that displays a beautiful patina.
The sculpture originates from the late 19th century, a possible souvenir from the 'grand Tour', a token of the enthusiasm for neo-classical culture of the time..
Le collezioni del Museo Nazionale Archeologico Napoli 1989, no. 240
|PERIODE/OF THE PERIOD:
||Italien, 19. Jh.,/Italy, 19th ct.
|MATERIAL/MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES:
||Bronze, vergoldet und patiniert/Bronze gilt and patinated
||Gut. Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren / Good. Wear consistent with age and use, fading
||64 cm (25.2 in. )
||26 cm (10.24 in. )
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