F12.3 DIONYSUS & ARIADNE
|Museum Collection||Jamahiriya Museum(?), Tripoli|
Dionysus (Roman Bacchus) discovers the sleeping maiden Ariadne on the island of Naxos. The god is depicted as an effeminate youth crowned with a halo-like wreath of ivy and holding a vine in his hand. He is accompanied by the elderly Silenus, dressed in blue, and a pair of Satyrs wearing animal-hide kilts.