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Silenus Mask

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Graeco-Egyptian
  • Place Collected: Egypt
  • PERIOD Ptolemaic Period to Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS Height 6.7 cm., width 5.2 cm.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small bronze mask of a heavily bearded satyr or Silenus. Cast in one piece with open back. Possibly an inlay or decoration from a piece of furniture. Condition: Object was diseased and very heavily corroded. Had to be treated by electrolysis. Cured but result not very satisfactory. Surface now coppery brown. Good work. Details of beard and left ear broken.
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