Silenos; Roman copy based on a Greek prototype

Roman
Imperial Period, probably Antonine


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 165; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1974.126

Medium or Technique

Marble, Crystalline from the Aegean islands (?)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Broken away across the lower jaw and otherwise damaged. The Silenos wears a rolled fillet with grapes and leaves around his balding forehead. His polished, pointed ears have survived in relatively good condition.

Provenance

Before 1966: with K. J. Hewett, London; by 1966: Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr., Collection (first loaned to MFA as 7.66; later loaned to MFA as 173.67, 22.69, 41.1971 107.1972); 1973: Benjamin Rowland, Jr. Estate; bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr. to MFA, February 13, 1974

Credit Line

Bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr.