Mosaic Pavement; Period: Late Roman; circa: 4th c.; Excavated/Place: Halicarnassus, Modern Turkey, Aegean Region, Anatolia. Materials: stone. Dimensions: Height: 1.4 metres Width: 1.36 metres. Museum Description: Panel from a mosaic pavement, Dionysos dances to the right, with the panther running behind and looking up at him. Dionysos wears a grey-green wreath, and carries a strip of red drapery edged with black. The name of Dionysos is inscribed in Greek.
British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).