69 Bibulous Bacchus on an Upturned Amphora

69 • Bibulous Bacchus on an Upturned Amphora

Greco-Bactria, 3rd–2nd century BC
Size: 9.5 cm high
Cast bronze

This delightful depiction of tipsy Bacchus is also a work of remarkable quality. The humour with which he is shown, having emptied the amphora and still banging his cup for more, is relayed on a tiny scale with startling clarity.