149. Bibulous Bacchus on an Upturned Amphora

Greco-Bactria, 2nd–1st century BC
Size: 9.5 cm high
Cast bronze

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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.