Silenus

Greek
Late Classical Period
mid-4th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 052; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).

Dimensions

11.3 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.669

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund