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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

SUMMARY

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.

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Dionysos

 
 
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