Grand Tour Bronze Figure of Silenus after the Roman Original from Pompeii

Grand Tour Bronze Figure of Silenus after the Roman Original from Pompeii

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Superior quality large scale Italian Grand Tour bronze of the god Silenus after the Roman original excavated at Pompei in 1864. This example shows the god holding aloft with a coiled snake a remarkable oil lamp now in the British Museum that was excavated at the Baths of Emperor Julian. The lamp depicting bearded satyrs, lions and dolphins as well as a seated gnome-like figure as a lid in the center. With a rich verdigris surface. Circa 1890's.

In Greek mythology, Silenus was a companion and tutor to the wine god Dionysus.


Condition:
Excellent

Wear consistent with age and use
HEIGHT: 34.5 in. (88 cm)
WIDTH: 12.5 in. (32 cm)
DEPTH: 12.5 in. (32 cm)