This mosaic depicts the Triumph of Bacchus and is believed to date back to the 3rd century. This particular mosaic is located in Sousse, a city in modern-day Tunisia, and is a remarkable testament to the ancient Roman artistic tradition. The Triumph of Bacchus mosaic portrays a scene of celebration and revelry associated with the Roman god of wine, Bacchus. The imagery is rich with symbolism, showcasing the god's triumphant return from his conquests and his influence over the pleasures of life. In the mosaic, Bacchus is depicted in a chariot and drawn by wild and exotic creatures such as tigers, panthers, or centaurs. He is accompanied by a retinue of followers, including nymphs, satyrs, and other mythical creatures, who are engaged in various joyous activities. They are depicted dancing, playing musical instruments, or indulging in wine and other indulgences associated with Bacchus.Image ID#: 25467 / Category: Arts / Price: 499$
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