Grand Tour Pompeian Bronze of Silenus, Large Scale For Sale
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Grand Tour Pompeian Bronze of Silenus, Large Scale

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Superior quality Italian Grand Tour bronze of the god Silenus after the Roman original excavated at Pompei in 1864. This very fine cast 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 centre. With a rich Verdigris surface. In Greek mythology, Silenus was a companion and tutor to the wine god Dionysus.

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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 34.5 in. x W 12.5 in. x D 12.5 in.H 87.63 cm x W 31.75 cm x D 31.75 cm
  • Seller Location
    Stamford, CT
  • Reference Number
    LU80301688692
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