Bacchus, known as Dionysus in Ancient Greek culture, was one of the most important gods in Ancient Roman pantheon and he was often associated with several key concepts of everyday life. One was rebirth after death; his dismemberment by the Titans and his return to life was symbolically echoed in viticulture, where the vines must be pruned back sharply, and then become dormant in winter for them to bear fruit.
Roman Bronze Pendant with Bacchus
A finely modelled Ancient Roman cast bronze pendant in the shape of a vine leaf, featuring a suspension loop to the top. An almost in the round head projects from the leaf, possibly depicting the Roman god Bacchus. The composition is rendered with great attention to details.
Condition: Extremely fine. The piece has been mounted on a custom-made stand, ideal for display.