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Lyon: The Mosaic of Bacchus


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A collection of mosaics from houses in Roman Lugdunum displayed in Gallery XVof the Musée de la Civilisation Gallo-Romaine  in Lyon includes this colorful panel of Bacchus wearing a floral crown.

Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and the theater, was equivalent to the Greek god Dionysius. The mosaic dates from the 2nd-3rd century AD, and was part of the decoration of a dining hall.

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[Fig.1: Mosaic of Bacchus from Lugdunum (Musée de la civilisation Gallo-Romain; photo: Athena Review).]

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