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Corinthianizing pilaster capital with Silenos

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The head and the arms of the Silenos have been broken away, including the left shoulder. The surfaces have been chipped and are somewhat worn. There are considerable remains of root marks, and a pleasing yellow patina. The polished surface, especially of the Silenos and the background including...

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Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Naples.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1, 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 200–260

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 307; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 113 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width (at top): 33 x 40.3 cm (13 x 15 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.8211

Medium or Technique

Marble from Dokimeion (modern Afyon) in Asia Minor

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements