Bacchus statue Commemorative Stamp

21 Sep 2022  Wed

Bacchus was a Roman god of wine, fertility, and pleasure. He is known as Dionysus in Greece. Bacchus is one of only two surviving sculptures from the artist's first period in Rome. Generally; depicted as a naked man, his style of nudity is a combination of both ancient proportions and a style that is much more naturalistic. He wears a wreath of ivy leaves, as that plant was sacred to the god. He wears wine and grapes on his head because he is the inventor of wine.

This commemorative stamp was issued by the country Ajman, under the series Archaeological Findings in Pompeii in 1972.

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