“Il vino prepara i cuori e li rende più pronti alla passione.”


Drunken Bacchus

Imperial Roman provinces, 3rd, 4th century AD

Sculpture in white marble

h. 90 cm

Represented with a nude body covered by a single wine leaf, this drunken Bacchus is imagined as a smiling, inebriated youth, with his still immature body and hair covered with bunches of grapes and vine leaves. He holds a bunch of grapes in his right hand, and a goblet in his left.

Holes and gaps.

Expertise of Prof. Fiorella Foti.