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A Venetian Legacy – An Italian Private Collection

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Italian, Florence, 19th century
After the Antique
DRUNKEN SILENUS
bronze, on an ebonised and gilt wood base
bronze: 51cm., 20in.
base: 18cm., 7 1/8 in.
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Catalogue Note

The present bronze is a copy after the model of a Lamp-bearing Silenus, found in Herculaneum (National Archaeological Museum Naples, inv. no. 72199). The drunken man is shown precariously keeping his balance. The original probably served as an oil lamp at a banqueting table. 

RELATED LITERATURE
B. Maiuri, The National Museum, Naples, Naples, 1959, p. 63; S. De Caro, The National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Naples, 1996, p. 243

A Venetian Legacy – An Italian Private Collection

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London