Ring with Silenus
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 290; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).
Length: 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
On the bezel in intaglio, Silenus stands full front with the upper part of his figure draped. He holds a thyrsos in his left hand, and his feet seem to be placed on a rockwork altar. Most of the ring broken away. Dark green patina with some light green surface encrustation.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December, 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution