Decorative relief made in molded alabaster with polychrome in oil and patina of aging, inspired in the universal art.
Wood frame gilded with gold leaf and estofados (a technique of polychromed wood).
The maenads were priestesses of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine (Bacchus according to the Roman mythology). In the celebration of the Dionysian mysteries they showed signs of frenzy. This decorative relief represent the rich heritage of the classical Greece in all its glory.
In Greek mythology, the Maenads are divine female beings closely related to the god Dionysus (Bacchus to the Romans), a god supposedly originating from Thrace and Phrygia. The first Maenads were the nymphs who took charge of their upbringing, and were subsequently possessed by him, who inspired them with a mystical madness. This contrasts them with the Bacchantes or Basarides, mortal women who emulate the Maenads, who devote themselves to the orgiastic cult of Dionysus. There is no unanimity, however, in these meanings. In many sources Maenads and Bacchantes are synonyms, Bacchante being understood as the Latin meaning of Maenad.
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