The bust represents a Bacchante, a female creature from the entourage of the god Bacchus. The upper body stands in a calyx of leaves and is clothed with a thin undergarment over which the fur (Nebris) is drawn from a deer. There is a wreath of ivy vines in her curly hair, which is rolled up over her neck. Grapes fall onto the shoulders on either side of the head. The eyes were originally inlaid in silver.

The bust served as a decorative attachment for an iron tripod. Such tripod frames were part of the upscale interior furnishings and carried bronze basins for various purposes, e.g. B. to provide wine. This suggests a connection with Bacchus, Roman god of wine and intoxication.