Dancing maenad. Oscillum
Marble. Late 1st century CE.
Inv. No. I 38.
Vienna, Museum of Art History Photo by Ilya Shurygin

Dancing maenad. Oscillum.

Marble. Late 1st century CE.
Inv. No. I 38.

Vienna, Museum of Art History
(Kunsthistorisches Museum)

Description:
The relief presents a maenad in extatic dance before a veiled phallus symbolizing fertility. In her right hand she holds a thyrsus, in the left one  a snake.
Credits:
2012. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Info: museum information materials.
Keywords: marble relief oscillum dancing Bacchante Bacchantes maenad maenads dance thyrsus snake phallus Inv No I 38
History of Ancient Rome