Bacchus Finding Ariadne on Naxos, Adriaen de Vries, c. 1611

Bacchus Finding Ariadne on Naxos, Adriaen de Vries, c. 1611

bronze, h 52.5cm × w 24cm × t 7cm More details

The god Bacchus, accompanied by a satyr with a torch, discovers the sleeping Ariadne and falls in love with the princess. It is hardly a coincidence that Cupid, the god of love, is seated in the foreground. De Vries was court sculptor to the eccentric Emperor Rudolf II, a lover of mildly erotic art. This relief was thus most likely made for the emperor or someone in the imperial household.

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