Greek small painted pottery figure of Silenos

G42

£90.00

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A small moulded pottery figure of Silenos retaining extensive red and white pigment decoration. Silenos was an elderly satyr who was said to have fostered the god Dionysos and is therefore often portrayed on wine-related items.

Culture
Greek, Canosan colonies in South Italy, 4th Century BC

Condition
Intact as shown, a break under the foot suggests that this has either lost its base or was attached to a large vessel or figure-group.

Size
6.1 x 2 cms

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Sussex, UK.

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