Courtesy Sepphoris Excavations

Depicting scenes from the life of the Greek god Dionysus, two of the 15 panels in the mosaic carpet are clearly visible. In the right corner we see the drunken Dionysus with a Greek inscription that says “drunkenness.” On the left is a procession with chariot and a pipe-playing musician; the Greek inscription reads “procession.” At lower right Carol Meyers crouches in the border where acanthus leaves form decorative medallions, one of which—unseen at the opposite end of the floor—frames the beautiful female head seen on the front cover and in the photo below.