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The tapestry is rectangular, and woven within a four-sided narrow golden frame pattern border. It depicts the god Bacchus (Dionysus) being pulled on his chariot by two cheetas towards, with his followers. The story of Bacchus and Ariadne comes from the poems of Catullus and Ovid: in it, Ariadne has been abandoned on the island of Naxos by her lover Theseus. While she is alone on the island, the god Bacchus falls in love with her and turns her into the Northern Crown constellation (Corona Borealis). The story is the subject of a famous painting by Titian (1522-1523).
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