A ROMAN BRONZE ASKOS
A ROMAN BRONZE ASKOS

CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN BRONZE ASKOS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
In the form of a drunken Silenus reclining on a wine skin, clutching its neck with both hands between his legs, the neck serving as the vessel spout, the corpulent figure's shaggy fur subtly depicted, wearing low shoes, with a long moustache, splayed beard, a characteristic pug nose, pointed ears and wavy hair, the fill-hole at the back of his head rimmed with petals, a ring handle below, the underside of the low rectangular plinth now open through to the interior
5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) long
Provenance
European Private Collection.
Acquired by the current owner in 1968.
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