25 October 2006
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF SILENUS
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Bald-headed and with characteristic pointed ears, wearing a garland of ivy leaves and clusters of berries tied at the back, his beard with deeply drilled curls, mounted
9½ in. (24 cm.) high
Formerly in the Etienne Duval collection.
Swiss private collection, acquired in Paris, 1954.
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Cf. L. Budde and R. Nicholls, A Catalogue of the Greek and Roman Sculpture, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1964, pp. 60-61, pl. 32, no. 95 for a herm of Dionysos and Silenus.
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