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Roman Mosaic Depicting Dionysus Riding A Lion

Roman Mosaic Depicting Dionysus Riding A Lion

This image portrays a Roman mosaic from the middle of the 2nd century A.D. that depicts a captivating scene of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and revelry, riding a lion. The mosaic is set against a stark black background, which makes the vibrant and intricate details of the scene stand out. Dionysus, adorned in his divine regalia, is seated upon a majestic lion, symbolizing his dominion over the untamed forces of nature. His presence exudes a sense of power and divine authority. Surrounding Dionysus, there is a lively group of characters that include a Bacchanta dancing and playing a tambourine, embodying the spirit of celebration and ecstasy associated with the god. Two Styrs, mythical creatures often linked to Dionysus, add to the mystical atmosphere. Silenus, a close companion of Dionysus, perches atop a camel, emphasizing the exotic and otherworldly nature of this scene. Nearby, a panther and Mystis, his nurse, further enrich the narrative with their symbolic significance within the Dionysian mythology. This mosaic is not only a stunning piece of ancient art but also a reflection of the deep cultural and religious significance of Dionysus in the ancient world. It captures the essence of the god's worship, revelry, and mysticism, offering a glimpse into the beliefs and artistic talents of the people of the 2nd century A.D.

Image ID#: 29916 / Category: Arts / Price: 499$
Roman Mosaic Depicting Dionysus Riding A Lion
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