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The youthful god, holding the thyrsus staff and raising a wine cup, aside an altar topped by a ewer and syrinx and fronted by the clock with a reclining Bacchante mount below the dial; the frieze with a hunting horn and cornucopiae within acanthus scrolls 17in. High
As discussed for cat. #30, Bacchic imagery was appropriate for dining room clocks. Here the god is shown with his thyrsus, a staff topped by a pinecone (a symbol of fertility) and entwined with ivy, sacred to Bacchus. His retinue comprised Pan, whose attributes were the syrinx (or panpipes, a graduated row of tubes bound together) and the horn trumpet, a phallic symbol supposed to promote fertility.
|Height||67.40 cm||(26.54 inches)|
|Width||50.80 cm||(20.00 inches)|