Thracian votive bas relief, Greece, Macedonia, Melnik, 215 CE, marble. The god Asdules, Hellenized as Dionysus, gallops in front of a gigantic vine populated with harvesters. He grabs the beard of Pan who follows him. Before him is the god Silenus. The relief is dedicated to the god by the owners (or stewards) and workers of a Thracian wine estate. The translated inscription reads: “Claudianos Pyrrhos and Pyrrhos, son of Landros, and their servants, to the god Asdules, in the year 246”.
Museum of Art History (Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels, Belgium). Made with ReMake and ReCap Pro.
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Marchal, G. (2019, August 10). Thracian Votive Bas Relief. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image3d/457/thracian-votive-bas-relief/
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