Bust of Dionysus Sabatius

1st century B.C.
Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei
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Dionysus is shown holding a poppy, his torso covered by a goatskin, his hair bound by a tendril of ivy. He was a Phrygian god of vegetation whose cult, widespread in Imperial times, was introduced into Campania at the time of the revolt led by Spartacus.