Silenus

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd–2nd century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 078.

Dimensions

Height: 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.41

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Silenus stands in dramatic pose, with his feet apart and his right hand with open palm brought up to his shoulder. The missing left hand was extended. He is nude, except for a woolen cloth wrapped around his waist and knotted in front.

Provenance

By 1960: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York 21; February 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor for $ 850.00

Credit Line

Gift of J. J. Dixwell, by exchange