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Object Number:MS1869
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:South Italian
Provenience: Italy
Manufacture Location: South Italy
Period: Hellenistic Period
Date Made: 299-250 BC
Early Date: -299
Late Date: 299-250 BC
Iconography:Male Head
Height: 9.2 cm
Width: 7 cm
Thickness: 7 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896


Head of Silenos. Bald, wrikled forehead, contorted brows, pug nose, heavy mustache, long curly beard parted in the middle wreath of large leaves. Broken off at neck. Seems to be solid, perhaps modelled freehand rather than mold. Buff, hard clay; no trace of paint.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] White, Donald, et al. 1995. The Ancient Greek World:The Rodney S. Young Gallery. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 21View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Ridgway, Brunilde S. & Pinney, Gloria F. 1979. Aspects of Ancient Greece: an exhibition organized by the Allentown Art Museum with the cooperation of Gloria Ferrari Pinney and Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway ... Allentown Art Museum, September 16 through December 30, 1979. 1-295. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 270-271, no. 132View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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