Z12.2 DIONYSUS RIDING PANTHER
|Museum Collection||Archaeological Museum of Delos|
|Context||Delos, House of the Masks|
|Date||ca 120 - 80 B.C.|
The god Dionysus rides side-saddle on the back of a panther with a ribboned thyrsus (pine-cone tipped staff) in one hand and a tambourine in the other. He is depicted as an effeminate man wearing womanly robes and a crown of ivy.