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|Collection:||Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture|
|Date:||1877 - 1877|
|Artist:||Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema - View biography for Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema|
One of four paintings by Alma-Tadema illustrating the four seasons. The scene depicts an offering to Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, taking place in a wine cellar. A female worshipper or bacchante dances as she pours the wine from a drinking vessel known as a rhyton into a bowl. A bronze image of Bacchus hangs in the top right of the image, the bacchante wears ivy and a leopard skin, symbols of the god.
|Presented by the Family of Albert Morcom, 1911.|
|Production Period:||19th century|
|Medium:||Oil on canvas.|