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Bronze Figure of Silenus Riding a Wine-Skin [Object of the Day #16]

Selenus Riding a Wine-Skin

By: Amy Ellsworth

This bronze figure of Silenus riding a wine-skin is a reproduction from Penn Museum’s Wanamaker Bronze Collection. This collection includes reproductions of the bronzes found at Pompeii and Herculaneum from the National Museum of Naples. The original was made in Naples before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. Originally, the sileni (plural) were […]

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