* A Roman Terracotta Appliqué of Silenus, ca. 1st century BCE/CE


$1,950 USD

Mold-made in the form of Silenus, with lidded eyes, goat ears, a diadem over the bald head, thin high-arching brows merging with the bridge of the button nose, the long down-turned mustache flowing around the open mouth and overlapping the plaited beard. With two holes at the crown of the head and one at the beard for attachment.

Condition: With losses to the glaze, intact and in very good condition overall.

Dimensions: Height: 6.7 cm (2.6 inches), Width: 4.5 cm (1.7 inches)

Provenance:  RDA private collection, acquired from the NY trade as part of a collection assembled in the 1970s and 1980s. With an old collection label attached to the back, dated 1889.