Roman Bronze Figure of Silenus
Culture: Roman, Ro-Imperial
Period: 1st century B.C.- 1st century A.D.
Dimensions: Height: 9.4cm
Price: CHF 43700
Münzen und Medalien A.G. Basel, Auktion, 34, 6 Mai, 1967, nr. 35.
Intact, in very good condition, with a nice dark green patina.
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.