Z12.8 DIONYSOS & THE TYRRHENIAN PIRATES
Museum Collection: Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia
Catalogue Number: TBA
Context: "The Oceanus or Neptune Mosaic," Utica
Period: Late Roman
Dionysos, depicted as a youth in bright blue robe, drives the Tyrrhenian pirates from the ship with an illusion of wild beasts. The men are shown swimming in the sea, partially transformed into dolphins. Beside Dionysos on the boat stands the helmsman Akoetes, a Mainas Nymphe, and the fat old god Seilenos.
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