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Antique iconography

Depictions of Dionysos

    Dionysos and Ariadne pulled by Centaurs, 230-235, sarcophagus, Paris, The Louvre Museum.
    Dionysos finds Ariadne asleep, about 240, sarcophagus, Paris, The Louvre Museum.

The dionysian cortège

    Group E Painter (attributed to), Dionysos and satyrs (about 540 B.C.), black-figure amphora, Paris, The Louvre Museum. javascript:openWin('qcentaure.htm','',700,600,1,1)
    Andokides Painter, Dionysos and Thiasos (about 540 B.C.), black and red-figure amphora, Paris, The Louvre Museum.
    Lysippides Painter (manner of), Dionysos and his thiasos (about 520-510 B.C.), black-figure amphora, Paris, The Louvre Museum.
    Dionysos and his thiasos (about 425 B.C.), red-figure cup, Paris, The Louvre Museum. 

Modern iconography

XVIth century

    Bartolomeo di Giovanni (1465 - 1494), The Wedding of Thetis and Peleus, panel, Paris, The Louvre Museum.
    Lorenzo Costa, The Reign of Comus, 1507, tempera on canvas, Paris, The Louvre Museum.
    Leonardo da Vinci (workshop), Bacchus, oil on panel, Paris, The Louvre Museum.
    Polidoro Caldara (da Caravaggio), Psyche received into Olympus (1524), oil on panel, Paris, The Louvre Museum.

XVIIth century

    Nicolas Poussin, The childhood of Bacchus (about 1630), oil on canvas, Paris, The Louvre Museum.
    Nicolas Poussin, Bacchanal with woman playing a guitar - The great Bacchanal (about 1627-28), oil on canvas, Paris, The Louvre Museum.

XVIIIth century

    Johan Georg Platzer (1704-1761), Bacchus and Ariadne, oil on canvas, Paris, The Louvre Museum.