Bacchus and Ariadne, Manufacture Royale des Gobelins, c. 1680 - c. 1684

Bacchus and Ariadne, Manufacture Royale des Gobelins, c. 1680 - c. 1684

tapestry, h 314cm More details

Ariadne, the daughter of King Minos of Crete, complained to Bacchus, the god of wine, that she had been abandoned on the island of Naxos by her lover Theseus. Bacchus is here holding Ariadne’s diadem. He will cast it up into the sky, where it will turn into a constellation.

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