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Bacchic Altar

Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia1st- 2nd century AD

Conjunto Arqueológico de Baelo Claudia

Conjunto Arqueológico de Baelo Claudia
Tarifa (Cádiz), Spain

Quartzite cylindrical block sculpted with the representation of two female human figures dancing with a feline.
It is a small altar with scenes of dancing maenads and a feline representing Bacchus, the god of wine and debauchery.
Place of discovery: Crypt of the temple C of Baelo Claudia (1967)
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Bibliography:
-Garcia y Bellido, A., Nicolini, G., Nony, D., Domergue, C. (1968): “Les fouilles de la Casa de Velázquez a Belo- Bolonia (Cádiz) en 1967. MCV (falta nº de tomo), varieté, pp. 393- 406.

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  • Title: Bacchic Altar
  • Creator: Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia
  • Date Created: 1st- 2nd century AD
  • Location: Museum of the Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia (Tarifa, Cádiz).(Store)
  • Physical Dimensions: 38 cm in height x 42 cm in diameter
  • Type: Archaeological piece. Marble altar
  • Medium: Marble

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