Relief of an actor
Like popular stars today, there were already celebrated actors in antiquity to whom lasting monuments were created with artistic works. One such celebrity was probably the sitter.
The man sits on a sumptuously decorated throne, wears the long-sleeved tragedy costume of actors and the typical shoes with high soles (kothurn). The wreath of ivy in his hair, the plant sceptre as well as the garland of flowers identify him as the performer of Dionysus, the god of theatre.
- Material & Technique
- Second half of 1st century BC.
- Inventory number
- Hm 228