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Gaziantep Museum 8194

Gaziantep Museum 8194

The staggering god in the middle is Dionysos, drunk as usual. He is supported by Skyrtos, wearing a panthers skin. I know this because it was on the notice to this mosaic. I could make out he was supposedly a king (Kral) who on occasion joined the following of Dionysus. Telete stands to his other side, with a staff in her hand and a snake making his way up the staff. If I interpret the notice correctly she was - maybe - a goddess (tanrı), but the author of the notice seems to be unsure himself.

Dionysos alone.

Nikon D70
1/13s f/3.2 at 70.0mm full exif

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