Scenes of Dionysiac Mystery Cult

Scenes of Dionysiac Mystery Cult

Date ca. 60-50 BCE

Movement Roman | Second Style wall painting

Medium Encaustic on wooden panel

Located at Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii


In what appears to be a ceremony of marriage or entrance to womanhood, figures interact as if on a thin platform of exotic stone (muddled paint) against a rich, red background