Dancing maenad. Oscillum
Marble. Late 1st century CE. Vienna, Museum of Art HistoryInv. No. I 38.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.
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