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Fragmentary cult statue of Dionysos, from Ikaria (Attica)

Collection: Athens, National Archaeological Museum
Title: Torso of a colossal statue of Dionysos
Context: From Icaria, Sanctuary of Dionysos
Findspot: Found at Icaria, in teh Sanctuary of Dionysos (in 1888)
Summary: Dionysos wearing a himation over a chiton
Object Function: Cult
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue
Category: Separated fragments
Style: Late Archaic
Technique: In-the-round
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 500 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.60 m; W. 0.60 m
Scale: Colossal
Region: Attica
Period: Late Archaic

Condition: Fragmentary

Condition Description: This may belong with Athens, NM 3074 (a base with two feet) and Athens, NM 3073 (a right hand with a kantharos).

Technique Description: Locks of hair in a different material would have been attached to the holes above the chest.

Collection History: This piece was brought to the Museum in 1942.

Sources Used: Karouzou 1968, 29