Late Classical Period
mid-4th century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 052; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).
11.3 cm (4 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Bald head, beard, and broad face characterize figure as Silenus, although he still has a youthful figure. Right arm raised (hand broken at fingers); back of left hand on hip.
Date unknown: according to Warren's records: from Epidauros; 1888: exhibited in Rome at the Accademia dei Lincei; by 1889: Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection, Paris; by 1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund