Dionysos, a son of Zeus, rides in his chariot overseeing his conquest of India as described by the fifth-century Egyptian poet Nonnos of Panopolis: "Lord Bacchus [Dionysos] spoke…Indian slaying servants of invincible Dionysos! Bind them all fast unresisting, the sons of the Indians, take them all prisoners in bloodless conflict."
Count Girolamo Possenti de Fabriano, Florence; sale of Count Girolamo Possenti de Fabriano, Florence (April 1-10, 1880, no. 17); Baron Albert Oppenheim, Cologne(sold 1906); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (1906–1917)
Catalogue d'objets d'art et de curiosité, formant la collection de feu Mr. le Comte Girolamo Possenti de Fabriano. Florence: Raffaele Dura, April 1-10, 1880. no. 17, p. 4.