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Roman Bronze Figure of Silenus

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17519
Culture
: Roman, Ro-Imperial
Period
: 1st century B.C.- 1st century A.D.
Material
: Bronze
Dimensions
: Height: 9.4cm
Price
: CHF 43700
Provenance
:

Münzen und Medalien A.G. Basel, Auktion, 34, 6 Mai, 1967, nr. 35.

Conditions
:

Intact, in very good condition, with a nice dark green patina.


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reference 17591

This early Roman bronze figure is a representation of a full faced Silenus wearing a heavy hooded coat (paenula), which stretches down below his knees, showing his thin legs, small feet and laced shoes. His face, looking down, carries a grave expression, which is enhanced by his beard and long sinuous moustache.

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