Hercules in Dionysian Garb in Triclinium of Villa del Casale

Title

Hercules in Dionysian Garb in Triclinium of Villa del Casale

Description

Seen on the wall of the triclinium, or dining area, beyond the oval peristyle, this mosaic depicted the "apotheosis of Hercules" unusually shown here in Dionysian-style dress. Hercules wears a crown of ivy leaves and a panther skin. But these themes fit the harvesting of grapes imagery found in the rest of the triclinium. This imagery of harvest can also be found in the Caelian Hill domus of Pammachius and Paulina. See "Sacred Gallery."

Creator

Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio

Source

Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio, "The Villa del Casale of Piazza Armerina," Expedition 53, no. 2. 2011.

Date

2011

Rights

Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio; permission granted for educational, non-commercial use

Files

Dionysian Hercules.tiff

Collection

Reference

Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio, Hercules in Dionysian Garb in Triclinium of Villa del Casale, 2011

Cite As

Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio, “Hercules in Dionysian Garb in Triclinium of Villa del Casale,” Living Late Antiquity, accessed February 24, 2018, http://livinglateantiquity.org/items/show/154.

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