Barakat Gallery
Login | Register | User Services | Search | Newsletter Sign-up
Barakat Gallery
HOME : Egyptian Antiquities : Egyptian Jewelry : Graeco-Roman Terracotta Head of Silenus
Click to view original image.
Graeco-Roman Terracotta Head of Silenus - FJ.3251
Origin: Egypt (Sinai)
Circa: 200 BC to 200 AD

Collection: Graeco Roman Terracotta Head Pendant
Medium: Terracotta/gold

Additional Information: This unusual sculpture has been set in an 18-karat gold pendant.
Location: United States
Currency Converter
Place On Hold
Ask a Question
Email to a Friend
Previous Item
Next Item
Photo Gallery
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Since the dawn of time, man has offered gifts to win the benign favor of his gods. The art of the terracotta votive reached its peak in the Hellenistic age, when the culture of classical Greece spread throughout the Mediterranean and the near east. This charming example, probably sculpted at Alexandria, depicts Silenus, comic companion of Dionysus, God of wine and merriment. Plump, given to excesses of pleasure, but not without dignity, Silenus was a beloved figure in classical myth. This lively pendant will make ideal adornment for those who believe in enjoying life to the fullest. - (FJ.3251)


Home About Us Help Contact Us Services Publications Search
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Security

Copyright (c) 2000-2021 by Barakat, Inc. All Rights Reserved - TEL 310.859.8408 - FAX 310.276.1346

coldfusion hosting