Bronze Figure of Drunken Silenius, Souvenir of the Grand Tour For Sale
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Bronze Figure of Drunken Silenius, Souvenir of the Grand Tour

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This joyful bronze is one of the most famous of the classical figures. He was the god of wine, no wonder he is joyful. I have had several examples of this statue, and without a doubt this is the best quality of the others. I am always asked " What was he holding in that ring above his head ? After researching this sculpture I learned that this statue was uncovered in France in the 3rd quarter of the 19th century. He was holding a glass ball in that ring. When it was unearthed, the glass was broken, and so when example were made and sold in museums they left out the glass ball. I have seen many examples of this statue in bronze, and never have I seen one with a glass ball. The casting and patina are superb, add that to the rich marble base mounted on a bronze disc and you have a truly wonderful example. These are never artist signed because this statue was executed thousands of years ago. An example is pictured in the 4 volumes of " Berman Abage. A true encyclopedia of bronzes. It is on page 368 in Vol II. A chance to own a true version of a real antique in near mint condition. It has no damage of anywhere.

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  • Dimensions
    H 17 in. x Dm 6.5 in.H 43.18 cm x Dm 16.51 cm
  • Diameter
    6.5 in. (16.51 cm)
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    f87991710178809923fs
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