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Scenes from Dionysus myth.
2nd-3rd c Algerian Roman Mosaics

ROMAN IMPERIAL Anonymous (c. 27 BCE - 284 CE)
c. 100-300
2nd-3rd c
Tesserae
Mosaic
Roman
Mosaic
Djemila. Petite Kabylie Hills. Algeria.
Djemila. Musée Archéologique de Djemila.
algr9677
The central scene shows the nymph Ambrosia being murdered by King Lycurgus. Surrounding scenes show the infant Dionysus being nursed by the nymph Nysa and being carried on a tiger as well as initiation and sacrificial scenes from the cult of Dionysus.

Caption: ROMAN IMPERIAL Anonymous | Scenes from Dionysus myth. | c. 100-300 | Djemila. | Algerian | Roman | algr9677

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