Death of Pentheus, torn apart by Bacchantes.

Fresco on the central wall of the exedra of House of the Vettii in Pompeii.
6079 CE.

Pompeii, House of the Vettii
(Pompei)

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: POMPEI. / Pod red. F. Koarelli. Per. s ital. O.A. Uvarova. M.: SLOVO/SLOVO, 2002, s. 300309.
Photographers Alfredo and Pio Foglia.
2002 MAGNUS EDIZIONI SpA, UDINE, ITALY.
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