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Mythology in the Art | Roman mythology | Bacchus
1. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Campana relief.
Terracotta.
1st century CE.
2. MOSAIC. Greece.
Dionysos riding on a panther.
Floor mosaic.
Ca. 120—80 BCE.
Delos, House of the Masks.
3. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Dionysos and satyr.
Marble. Roman copy of 120—140 CE after a Greek model.
Florence, Uffizi Gallery.
4. MOSAIC. Rome.
Bacchus riding a tiger.
Roman Britain, 1st or 2nd century.
P&EE OA 290.
London, The British Museum.
5. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Bacchus finding Ariadne.
Fresco from Pompeii.
Fourth style. 60—79 CE.
Inv. No. 9271.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
6. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Bacchus finding Ariadne.
Fresco from Pompeii.
Fourth style. 60—79 CE.
Inv. No. 9271.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
7. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Faunus and the Infant Bacchus.
Marble.
Inv. No. 6022.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
8. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Ikarios plays host to Dionysos.
Neo-Attic relief.
Marble. Late 1st cent. BCE — early 1st cent. CE.
Inv. No. 6713.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
9. GLYPTICS. Rome.
Satyr with the child Dionysus.
Cameo.
Sardonyx-agate.
1st century BCE.
Inv. No. 25880.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
10. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Bacchus and Vesuvius.
Fresco from Pompeii.
Inv. No. 112286.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum, Hall LXXV.
11. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Lenos shaped sarcophagus with Dionysus on a panther, also known as “Badminton sarcophagus”.
White marble. 260—270 CE.
Inv. No. 55.11.5.
New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
12. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Lenos shaped sarcophagus with Dionysus on a panther, also known as “Badminton sarcophagus”. Detail of relief: Dionysus and maenad.
White marble. 260—270 CE.
Inv. No. 55.11.5.
New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
13. MOSAIC. Greece.
Dionysos’ childhood.
The house of Aion.
Middle of the 4th century CE.
Cyprus.
Paphos, Archaeological Park.
14. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Dramatic poet plays host to Dionysos (so-called “Icarios’ feast”). Detail.
Neo-Attic relief.
Marble.
Roman copy of the 2nd cent. CE from Greek model of late 2nd cent. BCE.
Inv. Nos. MR 719 / Ma 1606.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
15. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Dramatic poet plays host to Dionysus (so-called “Icarios’ feast”).
Neo-Attic relief.
Marble. Roman copy of the 2nd cent. CE from Greek model of late 2nd cent. BCE.
Inv. Nos. MR 719 / Ma 1606.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
16. TOREUTICS. Rome.
Patera of Rennes.
Gold. Early 3rd century CE.
Diameter 25 cm, weight 1375 g.
Inv. No. 56.94.
Paris, National Library, Cabinet des Médailles.
17. TOREUTICS. Rome.
Patera of Rennes (central tondo).
Gold. Early 3rd century CE.
Diameter 25 cm, weight 1375 g.
Inv. No. 56.94.
Paris, National Library, Cabinet des Médailles.
18. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Dionysus and Ariadne.
Fresco of the early 4th style from Pompeii (House of the Gold Bracelet, VI 17, 42).
Inv. No. 41658.
Pompeii, Archaeological Park of Pompeii.
19. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Head of Dionysus.
Marble.
2nd cent. CE. A copy of a hellinistic original.
Inv. No. MC734.
Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Nuovo, Hall of the Gaul.
20. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Head of Dionysus.
Marble.
2nd cent. CE. A copy of a hellinistic original.
Inv. No. MC734.
Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Nuovo, Hall of the Gaul.