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Silenus, the Tutor of Dionysos

Date:
4th–7th century
Geography:
Made in Egypt
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Bone
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 3/16 x 1 3/4 x 3/4 in. (10.7 x 4.5 x 1.9 cm)
Classification:
Ivories-Bone
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.44
[ Maurice Nahman, Cairo, Egypt (sold 1907)]
Evans, Helen C., and Brandie Ratliff, ed. Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition, 7th–9th century. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. no. 10B, p. 20.

Thomas, Thelma K., ed. Designing Identity: The Power of Textiles in Late Antiquity. New York: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 2016. no. 6, p. 144, ill.

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