Qasr Libya, Cyrenaica: Byzantine mosaic of Bacchus, 6th century A.D.
This is one of a collection of well-preserved mosaics unearthed from a Byzantine basilica at Qasr ("Castle") Libya and now displayed in a museum near the site.
Qasr Libya, Cyrenaica: Byzantine mosaic, 6th century A.D.
Cyrene: Persephone, Greek Goddess of the Underworld; Museum of Ancient Sculpture
In Greek mythology, Persephone, daughter of the fertility goddess Demeter, was abducted to the underworld by Hades but was allowed to return for part of the year, when the earth became fruitful. She is often depicted, as here, drawing a veil across her face, indicating her time on earth is ending and she is returning to the underworld, when the earth once again becomes barren.