New York, Park Avenue
18 December 1998
A GREEK GOLD APPLIQU
late classical to early hellenistic, late 4th century b.c.
Fabricated from sheet in the form of the head of Papposilenos, his high forehead with a small tuft of hair at the peak, with hair radiating outward above his pointed animal ears, with furrowed brows, his eyes inlaid in silver, his mustache flowing into the layered locks of his beard
1 in. (3.8 cm.) high
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For a similar appliqu of Papposilenos from beneath the handle of an oenochoe found in the main chamber of Tomb II at Vergina, see no. 163, pl. 31 in Yalouris, et al., The Search for Alexander.
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