Candelabra with Triangular Base

Inv. Scu 1115

This candelabra is comprised of many fragments that have been reassembled into a whole. The shaft of the candelabra is decorated with ivy, vine leaves, birds, and insects.

The base of the candelabra has been restored. Its panels are decorated with scenes of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine. Two panels show the god dancing with Maenads in flowing robes. On the third panel the God Pan is shown – he is identifiable from the goat horns that sprout from his head. He brandishes a pedum, or shepherd’s crook over his head and is accompanied by a panther.

The work dates to the Augustan period (27 a.C.-14 d.C.), although the style is Hellenistic . From Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, on the Esquiline hill.