The Greek god of wine and fertility, Dionysos, was the personification of fall. The Romans worshipped him under the name of Bacchus. On this gem from the 2nd/3rd century CE, we can see a drunk Dionysos waddle home. In his hand he carries the branch of a grapes bush and he is being supported by his assistant, the satyr, who is illuminating the way with a torch. Want to know more? Click on the image! | Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
Jacob Matham | Bacchus vindt Ariadne op Naxos, Jacob Matham, David Vinckboons, Willem Janszoon Blaeu, 1616 | Bacchus met zijn gevolg vindt Ariadne op het eiland Naxos. Op de achtergrond wegzeilende schepen van haar geliefde Theseus. Boekillustratie voor: Lof-sanck van Bacchus, 1616.