• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 143

    A ROMAN BRONZE SILENUS MASK APPLIQUÉ

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN BRONZE SILENUS MASK APPLIQUÉ
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The companion of Dionysus with a fillet of ivy and berries along his bald pate, his bulging almond-shaped eyes deeply set below his furrowed, overhanging brow, with a snub nose and rounded cheek bones, his beard and mustache formed of thick radiating wavy locks
    4 in. (10.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Charles Ede, London.
    with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1990.
    The Morven Collection of Ancient Art; Christie's, New York, 8 June 2004, lot 459.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III