Z12.2 DIONYSOS RIDING PANTHER
Museum Collection: Delos Archaeological Museum, Delos, Greece
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Floor Mosaic
Context: Delos, House of the Masks
Date: ca 120 - 80 BC
Period: Hellenistic Greek
The god Dionysos rides side-saddle on the back of a panther with a ribboned thyrsos (pine-cone tipped staff) in one hand and a tambourine in the other. He is depicted as an effeminate man, with womanly dress and a crown of ivy.