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Ring with Silenus

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On the bezel in intaglio, Silenus stands full front with the upper part of his figure draped. He holds a thyrsos in his left hand, and his feet seem to be placed on a rockwork altar. Most of the ring broken away. Dark green patina with some light green surface encrustation.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Hellenistic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 290; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7532

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings