Relief with the image of the scene of Dionysos’ 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, 1Photo by Ilya Shurygin

Relief with the image of the scene of Dionysos’ 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
(Roma, Musei Vaticani, Museo Pio-Clementino, Sala delle muse, 1)

Description:
The relief shows Dionysus being born from Zeus’ 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
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