Z12.1 DIONYSOS RIDING PANTHER
Museum Collection: Pella Archaeological Museum, Pella, Macedonia, Greece
Type: Floor mosaic
Context: Pella, House of Dionysos
Date: ca 400 - 360 BC
Period: Hellenistic Greek
The youthful god Dionysos rides side-saddle on the back of a panther with a ribboned thyrsos (pine-cone tipped staff) in his hand. He is crowned with a wreath of ivy or vine-leaves.