Death of Pentheus, torn apart by Bacchantes
Fresco on the central wall of the exedra of House of the Vettii in Pompeii.
60—79 CE.
Pompeii, House of the Vettii (VI, 15, 1)

Death of Pentheus, torn apart by Bacchantes.

Fresco on the central wall of the exedra of House of the Vettii in Pompeii.
60—79 CE.

Pompeii, House of the Vettii (VI, 15, 1)
(Pompei, Casa dei Vettii (VI, 15, 1))

Description:
On the main wall, opposite entry there is the bloody final of the story of establishing of Dionysos cult in Thebes: king Pentheus, who had forbade women to celebrate the god, is being murdered by the hands of Bacchants, mistaked the king for a wild animal and thrown stones at him.
Credits:
© 2002. Photo, text: Помпеи / Под ред Ф. Коарелли. Слово, Москва, 2002. P. 300—309.
© Photo: Alfredo and Pio Foglia.
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