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Head of Silenos

Period:
Late Hellenistic
Date:
2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1496
Not on view
The head is mold-made and solid. The back is probably handmade. The head is preserved with part of the neck in back. He has a high furrowed forehead. His head is bald, with just a few locks of hair above the thick, projecting jug ears.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2325, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. cat. 355, Online publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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