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Decoration from a Bed
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Decoration from a Bed


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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.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/19/1982Treatmentcleaned; examined for condition
1/16/1984Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • 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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Period
2nd century BC (Hellenistic)
Medium
carved ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.616
Measurements
3 11/16 x 2 x 9/16 in. (9.4 x 5.1 x 1.4 cm)
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