New York, Park Avenue
18 December 1998
A ROMAN TERRACOTTA "CAMPANA" RELIEF
circa early 1st century a.d.
The plaque molded with a Dionysiac procession, with a figure of a drunken Papposilenus staggering to the right, supported by a winged Eros, Papposilenus with his mantle falling along his back, a fillet of vine leaves in his hair, a dancing maenad leading the procession to the right, a tambourine held high in her hands, looking over her shoulder at the group behind her, bordered below by a band of palmettes and above by a band of egg-and-dart, with four perforations for attachment
18 in. (46.4 cm.) high
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