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Silenus. After The Pompeii Antique

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4269

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2015
  • £1,950.00
  • €2,206 Euro
  • $2,404 US Dollar

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Item Description

A fine example of the bronze sculpture of Silenus holding aloft a snake; after the antique found at Pompeii. The supported ring with three anthemion leaves holding the original oil reservoir that would be taken to the lamp room of the grand house for regular recharging and refreshing of the wick. h:25.5 inches x base dia:10 in.
Fine brown/dark green patina.
Silenus was the companion of Dionysus, the God of Wine from ancient Greece. A great drinker, he is usually portrayed being supported by satyrs or carried on a donkey. Described in literature as the oldest, wisest and most often inebriated of followers, when drunk he was said to posses special knowledge and powers of prophecy. I know the feeling.

Item Info

Seller

WALPOLES

Seller Location

London, UK

Item Dimensions

-

Period

19th Century

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

United Kingdom

Item Location

United Kingdom

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+44 (0)207 7275263

+44 (0)7831 561042

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