Mid-Century French Polished Iron Bust of Young “Bacchante” Female
Decorate a shell or wine cellar with this elegant bust. Hand crafted in France circa 1970, and built of iron, the bust sits on an attached round base, and depicts a young female “Bacchante”, priestess and follower of Bacchus, god of wine and wine-making. The young girl, her head turned, is decorated with grape clusters in her hair. The sweet bust is in excellent condition with wonderful details, and adorns a rich polished black and silver steel finish. Weight 23 pounds. Bacchus was the Roman god of agriculture, wine and fertility, equivalent to the Greek god Dionysus. The cult of Bacchus seems to have held a particular attraction for women. A Bacchante is a woman votary of Bacchus; Maenads refers to the women devotees to Dionysus (Greek for Roman Bacchus). Measure: 17″H.
|Dimensions||6" W x 8.75" D x 17" H|