Triumph of Bacchus

This mosaic, dating to around the third century CE, was discovered in a Roman house in Souisse, Tunisia. Dionysus was the god of wine, ecstasy and letting go of reason, and was therefore also associated with wilderness, untamed by civilisation and order. Here he is depicted with wild beasts and framed in curling tendrils of the grape vine.

This image is in the Public Domain, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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