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