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Silenos and Nike

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Group of Silenos and Nike. At the left the Nike, one of whose hands rests on the shoulder of the Silenos. Light yellow-gray color. A large piece broken from the plinth behind. The head of the Nike which did not belong was removed in 1898. (registered on the old file card as 88.557* and now in...

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By 1887: with Luigi Boccanera (said to be from the sanctuary of Diana at Nemi); March 25, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Luigi Boccanera; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

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Benjamin Pierce Cheney Fund

Roman, Republican Period,


25.4 x 14.6 cm (10 x 5 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World