Bacchus & Mount Vesuvius Fresco

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Carole Raddato
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published on 12 December 2018
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Wall painting depicting Bacchus wearing a bunch of grapes with a panther at his feet and most probably Mount Vesuvius. The serpent is Agathodaemon, the "good spirit" of vineyards and grain fields. From the Lararium of the House of the Centenary, Pompeii. 55-79 CE. Naples Archaeological Museum.

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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. (2018, December 12). Bacchus & Mount Vesuvius Fresco. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9694/bacchus--mount-vesuvius-fresco/

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Raddato, Carole. "Bacchus & Mount Vesuvius Fresco." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 12, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9694/bacchus--mount-vesuvius-fresco/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Bacchus & Mount Vesuvius Fresco." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Dec 2018. Web. 20 Oct 2021.