Dionysos with Panther

Illustration

James Lloyd
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published on 19 December 2014

This is a panel from a Roman mosaic pavement. Dionysos is shown dancing while a panther prances along beside him. Dionysos' red drape billows out and he wears a wreath. The mosaic has the name 'Dionysos' written in Greek beside him. The mosaic panel is 1.4m heigh, and 1.36m wide. The panel comes from a villa at Halicarnassus, and dates to the 4th century CE. (BM 1857,1220.414: British Museum, London).



About the Author

James Lloyd
James' main area of research is ancient Greek music, but he has general interests in mythology, religion, and art & archaeology. A self-confessed philhellene, James keeps at least one eye on the Roman pie.

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