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Head of Silenos

Period:
Late Hellenistic
Date:
2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1503
Not on view
The head is mold-made and hollow. The top and back of the head, the nape, and the left ear are missing; the surface is scratched. The facial type is generally similar to that of inv. no. 74.51.1496, but the head is not from the same mold and is more summarily rendered.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2326, p. 362, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 356, pp. 212–13, 263, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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