Paunchy figure of Silenus shown
naked except for an animal skin, the ends of which he holds with his hands.
The slightly bent head with a shaggy beard, beady eyes, an enormous nose and
The head shows the caricatural features of a philosopher.
Vivid visual appearance with great modeling. Remains of pinkish pigment.
Silenus was associated with Dionysos and often depicted as a drunken elderly
The tag behind refers to Fischer's 1941.
Τρωάς written with pencil on the back indicates the finding area. Troas
designates a town or a landscape, both located in Asia Minor, southeast of the
Superb modeling. Back side and legs lost.
H. 5.1 cm (2 in)
Ex collection of Ernst Pfuhl (1876-1940), Basel, renowned classical
archaeologist and art historian.
Thence Galerie Fischer Luzern, 21 May 1941 sale, part of lot 232 (with copy of
the catalogue entry).
Auction house owner Theodor Fischer gifts the piece to a friend in July 02, 1941
(copy of the accompanying note and list of objects joined).
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