Terracotta Figurine of Dionysos-Bacchus

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 19 February 2019
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The god of theater and ritual ecstasy; the presence of wreaths of vine leaves and bunches of grapes in his hair indicate winemaking. He wears a Greek coat (himation), holds a scepter, and pours wine to a panther seated below him. This depiction had appeared on coins from Palestine, Phoenicia, and Decapolis since the mid-2nd century BCE. Roman period, mid-2nd century CE. From Jerash (Gerasa), Jordan. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, February 19). Terracotta Figurine of Dionysos-Bacchus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10101/terracotta-figurine-of-dionysos-bacchus/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Terracotta Figurine of Dionysos-Bacchus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Feb 2019. Web. 17 Jun 2021.