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Mosaic showing clash Bacchus and Indians

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Mosaic showing the clash between Bacchus and the Indians
Mosaic showing clash Bacchus and Indians

Roman floor mosaic showing the clash of Bacchus and Indians. The object was found in Villa Ruffinella in Tusculum. The object, dated to the 4th-5th century CE, is now located in the National Museum in Rome.

The scene refers to the events from Dionysiaká – book 15 – the Greek epos of Nonnos from Panopolis. It tells the story of journey of the god Dionysus (Roman equivalent of Bacchus) to India and his triumphant return to the west.

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