In this panel, which may have adorned a tunic, the god Dionysos celebrates his conquest of India. At the center, Dionysos rides a biga (chariot) drawn by panthers. He wears an animal-skin chiton (tunic), a chlamys (cloak), and a mural crown, which was given to the first soldier to enter a besieged city or fortress. In his right hand is a bunch of grapes. Flanking the god are maenads, women who formed part of his retinue and who were said to be fierce warriors in his Indian war. Each woman wears a beautifully rendered chiton (tunic), unfastened at the shoulder to reveal one breast. To the far left, a horned and bearded satyr dances; satyrs are also identified as followers of Dionysos and as his soldiers. The maenad on the right, holding a knife, grabs the head of a captive dressed in trousers. Delicate grapevines, closely identified with the god and his attempts to introduce viticulture to the East, fill the background. Dionysos’s campaign in India was a well-known theme in the Mediterranean world from the Hellenistic era through the early Byzantine period. The epic poem, the Dionysiaka, composed by the fifth-century poet Nonnos of Panopolis, details the god’s exploits in India.