Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Bacchus
Myths Infancy Mercury entrusting Bacchus to the nymphs of Mount Nysa
Myths Expedition to India TriumphWith elephants
Myths Birth From Jupiter
Myths Birth From Semele
Silenus
With other figures Infant Bacchus
Pan
With other figuresBacchus
Eileithyia
Further details
[Lid; left to right]: Semele on her deathbed, behind her the three Eileithyiai holding Dionysus, Hermes stands to the right of the deathbed; Hermes concealed by one birth goddess who is assisting Zeus; Mercury rushing to the right with the babe; Nymphs of Nysa & Bacchus, Silenus between Pan & nymphs
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ancient Roman
DATE
circa 170 - 180
LOCATION
Baltimore, Walters Art Museum (inv. 23.31)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Paul Zanker and Björn C. Ewald, Living with Myths: The Imagery of Roman Sarcophagi, Oxford 2012, pp. 239-333.
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RELATIONS
Walters Art Gallery
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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