11 December 2003
A ROMAN MARBLE TORSO OF SILVANUS
Circa 1st Century A.D.
The fertility god of forests and groves depicted standing with his weight in his left hip, a mantle draped over his shoulders, tied at his right shoulder and falling along his back, filled on his left side with pine cones and fruit, a tree branch in his left arm
12½ in. (31.7 cm.) high
with Galerie Samarcande, Paris, early 1970s.
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For the type see Nagy, 'Silvanus', nos. 10-32 in LIMC.
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