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Âronze statuette of the god Dionysos, from Chochlia, Eurytania. About 150 B.C.

The god is depicted as a handsome youth with some of his characteristic attributes. He wears a wreath of ivy leaves, short tunic and on top of it a deer’s skin girded in the waist, and high boots. In his left hand he was holding his special stick (thyrsos), a wand wreathed in ivy and vine-leaves with a pinecone at its top, while on his right –now lost- a wine cup, a kantharos. The work, very naturalistic, is influenced from the creations of monumental painting.

 
 
 
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