Dionysus Statue, bronze
10.75 inches tall
Cold-cast bronze resin
The Greek Silenus is the son of Hermes and father of all Satyrs. He is foremost among the woodland spirits and can be exceptionally wise and gentle, or mischievous and full of desire. Silenus became the foster father and educator of Dionysus. Here the infant god is cuddled and cared for by his sturdy forest guardian, who in later life was present when Dionysus wed Ariadne.
Dionysus is the God of Wine, Ecstasy and Mystic Liberation. Called "twice-born", Dionysus was the son of Zeus and Semele (the Moon). He was snatched prematurely from his dying mother's womb, and carried to term in the thigh of Zeus, which is where he was born from. His wife is Ariadne.
Bacchus is a cult title of the Greek God Dionysus. The Romans called him mainly by the name Bacchus (from the Greek "bakcheia", "ecstatic liberation") to emphasize the Liberation of care and anxiety brought on by drunken revelry.
Dionysus is perceived to be both man and animal, male and effeminate, young and old. He has provenance over wine and intoxication, mania and the ecstasy of madness, the mask of the persona and impersonation, and the mysterious realm of the dead with an eye towards an ecstatic afterlife. He is both the creator of wine, and the very wine itself as it is being poured.
High quality cold-cast bronze resin statue. 10.75 inches tall, 4.75 inches wide and 4 inches deep.