R12.1 DIONYSUS, SATYR & BACCHANTE
|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Context||Villa Quintiliana on the Appian Way, south of Rome|
|Date||ca 100 A.D.|
Dionysus (Roman Bacchus), a Satyr and Bacchante form a procession. The god wears a panther-skin cape and holds a thyrsus (pine-cone tipped staff) in his hand. The Satyr is also cloaked in a skin and plays a set of double-flutes. The Maenad tosses her head back as she beats a tambourine. A panther accompanies the god.