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View of two of the frames of the third-century mosaic found in the triclinium of the elite house at Sepphoris.

The broken frame on the left is a "Procession" showing Dionysus in his chariot celebrating his conquest of India.

The frame on the right is labeled Drunkenness" where a male and female attempt to aid an inebriated Herakles, whose famous club is seen to the left.

Convenient and helpful information on this mosaic can be found in:  Murphy-O'Connor, Jerome. The Holy Land: An Oxford Archaeological Guide From Earliest Times to 1700. Revised and expanded Fifth ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 472-73.