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8706 - St Petersburg - Hermitage - Dionysus

Dionysus, god of wine and patron of wine making

 

Roman, after Greek model originally made by Alcamenus in the 5th century BC. This is made of marble; the original was made of ivory and gold & set in the temple of Dionysus in Athens.

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Taken on August 7, 2008