Amsterdam, The Netherlands : Five. 7/20. Bacchus and Ampelos. Francesco Righetti (1749-1819) Rome. “Bacchus, the god of wine, fell in love with the young satyr Ampelos. When the latter died in a tragic accident, Bacchus changed him into a vine and made wine from his blood. The chalice in Ampelos’s hand refers to this metamorphosis.” On our museum day, we saw Rembrandt and Van Gogh and Gauguin. But this statue at the entrance to the Rijk Museum stayed with us as a tribute to the beauty of gay love.