Description The silen is recognized by his bald head, fleshy nose, and pointed ear. The piece ornamented the armrest of a bed. Beds grew in popularity during Hellenistic times and were often decorated with ivory, which was available due to increased trade with Asia and Africa.
|8/19/1982||Treatment||cleaned; examined for condition|
- From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929
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