Dresden Maenad

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Just a year after its purchase, Georg Treu, the then director of the Skulpturensammlung, interpreted this statuette as a reduced reproduction of a work to which a poem is dedicated in the Anthologia Graeca (Book 9, No. 774):
“The Bacchante is of Parian marble, but the sculptor gave life to the stone, and she springs up as if in Bacchic fury. Scopas, your god-creating art has produced a great marvel, a Thyad (Bacchante), the frenzied slayer of goats.”

Material & Technique
Parian marble
Inventory number
Hm 133