Dionysos with Panther

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James Lloyd
published on 19 December 2014

This is a panel from a Roman mosaic pavement. Dionysos is shown dancing while a panther prances along beside him. Dionysos' red drape billows out and he wears a wreath. The mosaic has the name 'Dionysos' written in Greek beside him. The mosaic panel is 1.4m heigh, and 1.36m wide. The panel comes from a villa at Halicarnassus, and dates to the 4th century CE. (BM 1857,1220.414: British Museum, London).

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James Lloyd
James' main area of research is ancient Greek music, but he has general interests in mythology, religion, and art & archaeology. A self-confessed philhellene, James keeps at least one eye on the Roman pie.

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Lloyd, J. (2014, December 19). Dionysos with Panther. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3367/dionysos-with-panther/

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Lloyd, James. "Dionysos with Panther." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 19, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3367/dionysos-with-panther/.

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Lloyd, James. "Dionysos with Panther." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Dec 2014. Web. 07 Feb 2023.