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Bacchus (Dionysus) & Ariadne | Roman fresco

F12.3 DIONYSOS & ARIADNE

Museum Collection: Jamahiriya Museum (?), Tripoli, Libya
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Fresco, Roman
Context: --
Date: --
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

Dionysos, depicted as an effeminate youth crowned with a halo of ivy and wearing kothornos boots, encounters the sleeping maiden Ariadne on the island of Naxos. The god is accompanied by old Seilenos, dressed in blue, and a pair of Satyroi wearing animal-skin wraps.

ARTICLESDionysos, Ariadne, Seilenos, Satyroi

 
 
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