The present sculpture is a version of the "resting Dionysus" type, a basic figural formula ultimately derived from Praxiteles's Lycian Apollo. See nos. 119-128 in Gasparri, "Dionysos" in LIMC. The pose of this torso most closely resembles a full-length figure of Dionysus in Woburn Abbey (no. 12, figs. 76-79 in Angelicoussis, The Woburn Abbey Collection of Classical Antiquities), which depicts the god resting his left arm on a tree trunk support entwined by a serpent.