An ancient urn from Sicily depicts a scene inspired by the rites of the Greek god Dionysius as celebrated by his cult, who are known as Bacchantes. Note the frame drums or tamburelli and the thyrsus, a giant fennel staff topped with a pine cone and ivy leaves. A thyrsus is a symbol of fertility. #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #italia #siciliaph #siciliafoto #igerssicilia #instasicilia #sicilytravel #urn #art #dionysius #bacchae #baccante #tarantella #tamburello #drum #thyrsus

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