S12.8 DIONYSOS "TYPE SARDANAPALLUS"
Museum Collection: British Museum, London, UK
Catalogue Number: London GR 1878.11-6.1
Title: "Dionysus Sardanapallus"
Class: Free-standing statue
Height: 2.20 metres
Context: Found at Posilipo in Campania, Italy
Original / Copy: Roman copy of Greek statue ca 325 BC
Style: Early Classical
Date: 40 - 60 AD
Period: Imperial Roman
Dionysos as an elder bearded god, heavily draped, with wreath of ivy. He probably held a thyrsos in his right hand.