Stylistically and thematically, this mosaic resonates with examples from Roman North Africa. According to Blanchard-Lemée, et al., Mosaics from Roman Africa, p. 87ff., the importance of the cult of Dionysus in this part of the Empire is evidenced in literary, inscriptional and archaeological data. In El Djem (ancient Thysdrus), Bacchic mosaics have been uncovered in many of the excavated private homes. Such iconography remained prevalent well into the Christian period.