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Z12.9 DRINKING CONTEST OF HERAKLES & DIONYSOS

Museum Collection: Worcestor Art Museum, Worcestor, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number: Worcestor 1933.36
Type: Floor Mosaic
Context: Antioch, Atrium House
Date: Early C2nd AD
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

Herakles and Dionysos compete in a drinking contest. The god reclines on a couch with a drinking cup and thyrsos (pine cone tipped staff) in his hands. Beside him, the darkly tanned Herakles quaffs a cup of wine, his club resting by his knees. The god is accompanied by a flute-playing Mainas Nymphe, his cup-bearer the Satyr boy Komos, and old god Seilenos.

ARTICLESDionysos, Komos, Seilenos

 
 
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