VII-9 Labors of Hercules
VII-10 Triumph of Dionysus
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.
Sarchophagus showing the Triumph of Dionysus. ca. 190 AD.
Detail: Dionysus in chariot drawn by panthers, elephant in background, assorted members of the thiasos.
Detail: Elephant, lion, maenad, Silenus (?), ending with woman (priestess? Deceased?)
VII-11 Dionysus and Ariadne
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.
Sarcophagus showing Dionysus' discovery of the sleeping Ariadne. ca. 190-200 AD.
In the center, Dionysus (his head destroyed) leans against a satyr. At the right, Ariadne sleeps. Note Cupid is presenting the sleeping mortal to the god.
VII-12 Selene and Endymion
Early 3rd century AD. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Central figure: Selene (the moon) descends from a chariot and approaches the sleeping figure of the shepherd Endymion.
Detail of Selene and Endymion. Note the winged children (erotes/cupids) leading Selene to Endymion, lighting the way with fire brands.
VII-13 Jonah on Early Christian Sarcophagus
From the Church of Santa Maria Antiqua, Rome, ca. 275 AD.
From left: Ship and sea serpent ("whale"); Jonah asleep; praying figure; man reading; good shepherd; baptism of Christ. Compare Jonah to sleeping Endyion.
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The Loves of Jupiter
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Painting on house walls
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