S12.4 ANTINOUS AS DIONYSUS
|Museum Collection||Pio-Clementino Museum, Vatican City|
|Title||Antinous as Dionysus|
|Original / Copy||-|
The youth Antinous, beloved of the Emperor Hadrian, is portrayed as the god Dionysus (Roman Bacchus). He is crowned with a wreath of ivy and holds a staff (originally a thyrsus) in his hand.