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Z12.22 DRINKING CONTEST OF HERAKLES & DIONYSOS

Museum Collection: Shahba Museum, Shahba, Syria
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Floor Mosaic
Context: Phillipoplis
Date: --
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

Herakles and Dionysos compete in a drinking contest. The figures in the top row from left to right (all labelled) are Maron, an old Seilen companion of Dionysos; Ariadne; Pothos, the winged god of passion, wielding a flaming torch; and Dionysos bearing a thrysos staff. Herakles reclines on the floor with a drinking cup at his feet. Eros, the winged god of love, plays with his club.

ARTICLESDionysos, Ariadne, Maron, Pothos, Eros

 
 
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