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Dionysus and his Entourage
Hellenistic workshop
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Dionysus and his Entourage

Ca. 50 a.C.. White marble Room 072

The static figure of Dionysus appears in the midst of the uncontrolled dance of his entourage, leaning on a small satyr, his servant. The relief highlights the contrast between his thoughtful posture and the enthusiasm of the satyr-flautist, and also between the soft body of the god and the muscles of the satyr. The other Maenads and satyrs who complemented the frieze of this decorative krater are missing.

Technical data

Inventory number
E000128
Author
Hellenistic workshop
Title
Dionysus and his Entourage
Date
Ca. 50 a.C.
Technique
Sculpted
Medium
White marble
Dimension
Height: 56 cm.; Width: 49 cm.; Base/bottom: 4 cm.
Provenance
Collection of Queen Christina of Sweden; Collection of Livio Odescalchi; Royal Collection (Felipe V's collection, Palacio de La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia)

Bibliography +

Hübner, Emil, Die Antiken Bildwerke in Madrid, Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, Berlín, 1862, pp. 144.

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la Escultura, Imprenta y fototipia de J. Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 106-107, n.128.

Ricard, Robert, Marbres Antiques du Musee du Prado a Madrid, Feret & Fils, Burdeos, 1923.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura, Madrid, 1957, pp. 85.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Escultura clásica : guía, Fundación Marcelino Botín; Museo del Prado, Santander, 1999, pp. 122.

Schröder, Stephan F., Catálogo de la escultura clásica: Museo del Prado, II, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2004, pp. 292-299.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 383.
383. Una medalla de marmol de Carrara con tres figuras. / Diametro 2 pies, 1 pulg.

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Location +

Room 072 (On Display)

Expuesto

Displayed objects +

Aulos/Tibia

Update date: 25-07-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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