Photo a Day Challenge

Religion

Another photo of John’s pipe which is meerschaum carved in a likeness of the ancient Roman Bacchus or Greek Dionysius, god of wine and inebriation.   Although depicted both effeminately young and masculinely mature, he usually wears a headdress of grapes, as in this carving.  Pagan religious Dionysia  festivals evolved into what we now call theatre.

 

9 responses

  1. That is a fantastic image!

    May 9, 2012 at 8:41 am

  2. You don’t even need to leave the room to capture some fabulous images – well done
    Iris
    http://inmyworld-2012inphotographs.blogspot.com/

    May 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm

  3. I love the concept of drunkenness and debauchery being a Religion – Haul Bacchus! and I’ll smoke to that!

    May 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm

  4. Really cool effect.

    May 9, 2012 at 8:55 pm

  5. thellino

    Yes, really fantastic!

    May 10, 2012 at 9:21 am

  6. What a handsome deity!

    May 10, 2012 at 9:44 pm

  7. I love the light you have in this- party at your house!

    May 12, 2012 at 11:33 pm

  8. Great closeup shot…lighting is perfect

    May 14, 2012 at 4:44 am

  9. I like the lighting

    May 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm

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