Androgyny is a defining characteristic for depictions of the god of wine beginning in the Hellenistic Period. The present example, with its long, undulated curls and softly-modeled gaze typify this phenomenon. This head of Bacchus is of “Richelieu Type,” named after an example formerly in the collection of the French Cardinal and now in the Louvre, a Roman copy based on a late Hellenistic original (see nos. 122a-g in C. Gasparri, "Dionysos," in LIMC, vol. III).