Z12.3 DIONYSUS RIDING TIGER-CHARIOT
|Museum Collection||Sousse Archaeological Museum, Sousse|
|Context||Hadrumetum, House of Virgil|
Dionysus (Roman Bacchus) and the winged goddess Nike (Roman Victoria) ride a chariot drawn by four tigers. The god is crowned with a fruiting grapevine and holds a pine branch in his hand. To his left stands a Satyr cloaked in a leopard-skin cape, bearing a wine-amphora on his shoulder. A Maenad strides before the god beating a tambourine. Below, a leopard sips from a cup of wine and a Satyriscus (child Satyr) rides a lion.