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Sarcophagus with the triumph of Dionysos
Dionysos, better known as Bacchus to the Roman, was the god of wine and festivals. In the relief on the sarcophagus he is stepping into a biga which is drawn by two Indian elephants. In the procession is a large collection of satyrs, meneads and pans. Also his compagnon satyr Ampelos can be seen near the Biga. The marble from which the sarcophagus is made is from the island of Procennesus, in the Sea of Marmara (near Istanbul). 
Roman, Imperial Period, about 215 - 225 AD
Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

Absolutely beautiful. Had this been done during the Renaissance the artist would still be a household name.

ancientpeoples:

Sarcophagus with the triumph of Dionysos

Dionysos, better known as Bacchus to the Roman, was the god of wine and festivals. In the relief on the sarcophagus he is stepping into a biga which is drawn by two Indian elephants. In the procession is a large collection of satyrs, meneads and pans. Also his compagnon satyr Ampelos can be seen near the Biga. The marble from which the sarcophagus is made is from the island of Procennesus, in the Sea of Marmara (near Istanbul). 

Roman, Imperial Period, about 215 - 225 AD

Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

Absolutely beautiful. Had this been done during the Renaissance the artist would still be a household name.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Truth.

Even an electronic one.

bookish:

ditox:

Henry Ward Beecher

Truth.

Even an electronic one.

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