Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

The Bacchic Vases
The Bacchic Vases
The Bacchic Vases
The Bacchic Vases

Photo credit: Burton Constable Hall

How you can use this image


This image is available to be shared and re-used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives licence (CC BY-NC-ND).

You can reproduce this image for non-commercial purposes and you are not able to change or modify it in any way.

Wherever you reproduce the image you must attribute the original creators (acknowledge the original artist(s) and the person/organisation that took the photograph of the work) and any other rights holders.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find more images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.



Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

Scenes depicted include Bacchus is seated on a lion that he has tamed with music, Cupid lighting a torch of Hymen, Cupid in a state of intoxication conducted by the infant Bacchus, and the infant Bacchus contending with Hymen for the Palm. Some of these compositions are taken from antique gems, which formed a large part of William Constable’s Cabinet of Curiosities.

Burton Constable Hall







H 108 x W 50 x D 11 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

purchased by the Constable Family

Work type



You can help us tag artworks on Tagger. The tags above come from the public, and also from an image recognition project run by the Visual Geometry Group, University of Oxford.

Normally on display at

Burton Constable Hall

Burton Constable, Skirlaugh, East Riding of Yorkshire HU11 4LN England

Not all locations are open to the public. Please contact the gallery or collection for more information
View venue