Indian Triumph of Dionysus Mosaic

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Carole Raddato
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published on 21 December 2022

The Indian Triumph of Dionysus mosaic once decorated a dining room (triclinium) in Setifis, a colony for Roman veterans founded during the reign of Nerva (r. 96-98 CE). The central panel of the mosaic depicts the triumphal return of Dionysus from his conquest of India. The god is shown riding a chariot pulled by two tigers. He is surrounded by prisoners, maenads, satyrs, and exotic animals. The mosaic is dated to the early 4th century CE.

Museum of Sétif, Algeria.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2022, December 21). Indian Triumph of Dionysus Mosaic. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16827/indian-triumph-of-dionysus-mosaic/

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Raddato, Carole. "Indian Triumph of Dionysus Mosaic." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 21, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16827/indian-triumph-of-dionysus-mosaic/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Indian Triumph of Dionysus Mosaic." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Dec 2022. Web. 04 Feb 2023.

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