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Bronze bust of a Silenus

Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. A.D. 50–125
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/4 in. (12 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of the Estate of Jacob Hirsch in memory of Dr. & Mrs. Jacob Hirsch
Accession Number:
55.129.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The Silenus wears a fawn skin and ivy wreath. There is silver inlay on the hair, the body and the whites of the eyes. There is copper inlay on the lips, ivy berries, and spots on the fawn skin as well as the inside of the skin which folds over at the top.
Said to be from Ephesos

Alexander, Christine. 1958. "Newly Acquired Bronzes." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 17(3): p. 91.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1987. Greece and Rome. no. 97, p. 128, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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