Relief with the image of the scene of Dionysosí birth.

Marble. Roman work of the 2nd century after a Greek model of the second half of 4th century BCE.
Inv. No. 328.

Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Room of the Muses, 1
(Musei Vaticani, Museo Pio-Clementino)

Description:
The relief shows Dionysus being born from Zeusí thigh. Hermes stands ready to cover him with a panther skin and deliver him to the nymph Nysa who raised him in the mountains. The work dates to the time of Hadrian and is derived from an Athenian relief of the second half of the 4th century BC. (inv. 328)
Credits:
© 2013. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
© 2013. Info: museum annotation
THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
Keywords: relief with the image of the scene of Dionysosí birth marble Bacchus Dionysus birth delivery Zeus Hermes Hermes Mercury Mercurius nymph three nymphs of mountain Nysa hat three Moirae Moira Parcae Parca Eileithyia Ilithyia Ilizia Eilithia Eilythia Ilithia Eileithyiai Eleuthia Demeter Demetra Ceres Cerere Libera Proserpina petasos petasus Greek headdress headgear animal skin Inv No 328 SM 1
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