London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A GREEK BRONZE FIGURE OF AN AGED SEILENOS
CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
Bearded with pointed ears, and top knot or knobbed cap on top of his head, eyes hollowed out for probable inlay, he wears a short himation over his large paunch, feet missing, 2¾ in. (7 cm.) high; a Hellenistic lead mask of a woman, mounted, circa 3rd-2nd Century B.C., 1 in. (2.5 cm.) high; a Greek bronze figure of a votive quadruped, with pointed face and short tail, on an integral rectangular base, mounted, 8th-7th Century B.C., 1 3/8 in. (3.4 cm.) long; an Italic bronze fibula, with large bow in the form of a concave disc and square catch-plate, 8th Century B.C., 4 in. (10.1 cm.) long; and a Roman bronze handle fragment with foliate terminal, 2 in. (5 cm.) long (5)
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