8 June 2004
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 set back below his furrowed, overhanging brow, with a snub nose and rounded cheek bones, his beard and moustache formed of thick radiating wavy locks
4 in. (10.2 cm.) high
with Charles Ede, Ltd., London.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1990.
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C.C. Vermeule and J.M. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1992, no. 90-11.
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