Bacchus was the Roman God of wine, known as Dionysus to the Greeks. He represents the social and beneficial effects of wine, as well as its intoxicating power. He is usually represented, as in the case of the statue in Emo Court, with a bunch of grapes in one hand. A vine climbs up beside him.

The statue at Emo Court is in the area known appropriately as the Grapery, which forms the right side of the vista from the house towards the Golden Gates. When the house was first built, there was a hop garden here.

At the back of Emo Court, on the garden facade under the portico, there is a plasterwork frieze showing a procession led by Bacchus.