“Bacchus”

Catalog No. 809

Pottery, relief, 1.1L or 0.7L, inlaid lid.

Bacchus was the Roman god of wine and intoxication, equated with the Greek Dionysus. Bacchanalia, orgies in honor of Dionysus, were introduced in Rome around 200 BC. These infamous celebrations, notorious for their sexual and criminal character, got so out of hand that they were forbidden by the Roman Senate in 186 BC.

Price Ranges
1.1L: $125-$175
0.7L: $100-$150

Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
 
     
Mettlach 809
Mettlach 809

 
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