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A Roman Marble Figure of Silenus, circa 2nd Century A.D., with circa 18th Century Restorations
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A Roman Marble Figure of Silenus, circa 2nd Century A.D., with circa 18th Century Restorations
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A Roman Marble Figure of Silenus, circa 2nd Century A.D., with circa 18th Century Restorations
standing with the weight on his right leg, a treek trunk support against his left leg, and holding a cymbal in his lowered right hand, his right arm formerly raised, an animal skin knotted on the breast, the head with parted lips and unruly beard; restorations.
Height without plinth 62 cm.
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Provenance

European private collection, circa 18th Century (based on restoration techniques)
German private collection (Hampel, Munich, April 12th, 2018, no. 208, illus.)
acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Related statues of Silenoi are discussed by J. Habetzeder, Opuscula, vol. 3, 2010, pp. 163ff. Also compare a statue in Palazzo Colonna (M. Picozzi, ed., Palazzo Colonna, Appartamenti. Sculture antiche e dall’antico, 2010, pp. 331ff., no. 71), and a statue sold at Christie’s, New York, June 12th, 2002, no. 203.

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