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Ambrosia and Lycurgus on mosaic

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Lycurgus and Ambrosia on the mosaic
Ambrosia and Lycurgus on mosaic

Roman mosaic depicting Ambrosia and Lycurgus. Lycurgus is depicted in the act of killing Ambrosia with an axe as she is being transformed into a grape vine. Object dated back to II century CE.

Lycurgus was an opponent of the cult of Dionysus. As a punishment, god sent madness to him.

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