Altar of grey marble (112 x 39-50 x 34-42 cm), now in the Brusa museum (inv. 1065). The relief on the front depicts Dionysos wearing a tunic (chiton) and a head dress of grapes and ivy. Dionysos holds a bunch of grapes in his right hand (grabbed by some animal) and a wand or staff (thyrsos) in his left hand. A tree appears to the left and right of Dionysos. On the left side of the altar there is a goat's head between acroteria and, beneath, a figure wearing a tunic and holding two torches or sticks. On the back of the altar is a tree bearing fruit with two figures, one holding a hatchet. On the right side of the altar is a Pan figure with hairy legs and hoofs and with goat's horns and ears. Above this between acroteria is the head of an animal (ram?).
The new initiates (neoi mystai) dedicated this to the manifest god, Dionysos.Translation by: Harland
[ν]έοι μύσται Διο̣[νύσῳ] | ἐπιφ̣ανεῖ θεῷ.
Item added: November 26, 2012
Item modified: December 4, 2015
ID number: 6650
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