A fabulous polychrome
pottery jar or mug depicting a Bacchus or Dionysus, one of a kind.
It's a French piece and
signed by the artist T. Sarti and on the underside it
says ‘Pièce unique ‘and we don't think that this French expression
needs a translation. It has quite some weight.
You can drink wine out
of it! In honor of Bacchus.
The face has the typical
expression of the God and we consider it as a great find, particularly for my
collectors of mythological figurines and statues that we offer as Vienna
To refresh your memory:
The Roman god of wine
and intoxication, equated with the Greek Dionysus. His festival was
celebrated on March 16 and 17. The Bacchanalia, orgies in honor of Dionysus,
were introduced in Rome around 200 BCE. These infamous celebrations, notorious
for their sexual and criminal character, got so out of hand that they were
forbidden by the Roman Senate in 186 BCE.
highest point is 4 " (10 cm), the length is c. 8 " (20 cm) and the
widest point c. 4 1/2 " (11.5 cm)
no restoration, no repairs, no touch ups, no cracks, dents etc. Please do not
forget that you are buying a used item that always may show some traces
to our collection of:
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