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Research Report: Patchwork Bacchus Hid Rare Ancient Torso


Abstract:
The North Carolina Museum of Art’s statue of Bacchus is a composite of two ancient fragments that were assembled along with other baroque additions. The discovery was initially made in 1958 and it was never displayed as a result. A derestoration is planned over the next couple of years. The torso is one of only four other Roman imperial-period torsos known to exist and is from 2nd century, the head of Bacchus is from the 1st-3rd century and belonged to a Roman statue of a Greek Dionysos, and the left arm, hand, and some supports are baroque additions and will be removed eventually.
Source:
Preview (NoCar Oversize N 715 R2 A26), Vol. Issue , Fall 2014, p24-25, il
Record #:
29512