Ancient Roman Bronze Applique of Silenus1st Century BC-1st Century AD

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An Ancient Greco-Roman bronze appliqué of Silenus. Green olive patina intact; 36mm, 32 grams.
For similar lots, see Christie’s of 11/12/2013 lot 209.

From the collection of EU gentlemen living in South Africa. Originally acquired on the German art market around 2000s.

In Greek mythology, Silenus (/saɪˈliːnəs/; Ancient Greek: Σειληνός, Romanised: Silenus, IPA: [seːlɛːnós]) was a companion and tutor to the wine god Dionysus. He is typically older than the satyrs of the Dionysian retinue (thiasos), and sometimes considerably older.

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Weight 32 g

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