The Soler Blasco Archaeological and Ethnological Museum of Xàbia will soon exhibit the 'Bacus de Miraflor', a fragmented piece of white marble sculpture from Roman times, which is deposited in the museum.
The piece, which is in the process of being cleaned and restored, is about 48 centimeters high and weighs 25 kilos, and corresponds to the figure of a young man with an athletic complexion, of which only the body remains. The sculpture was recovered in May 2021 by Josep Andrés, a resident of Els Poblets. He located it among the remains of a work in a traditional house on Sant Josep street in his town.
The sculpture corresponds to a representation of the Roman god Bacus / Dionis, as the characteristics of the figure and the animal skin that hangs from one of the young man's muscles seem to indicate. At least that is the interpretation made by the professor at the University of Valencia, Ferran Arasa, who along with other researchers are studying it.