Hellenistic Terracotta Statuette of a phallic Silenus

Culture: Greek
Period: 3rd century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 21 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2450
Provenance: French private collection L., acquired in the 1980s from Drouot. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Head reattached.
Description: Hellenistic terracotta statuette of a Silenus. The bearded servant of Dionysus stands with his weight on the left standing leg, the right free leg slightly bent forward. He has a coat thrown over his shoulder, which he holds with his left hand below his neck. With the hanging right hand he pulls his coat to the side to expose his overlong private part and his spherical belly. The face with a broad nose, bulging brows and furrows. The mouth is slightly open to a mischievous smile. Silenus wears a hair wreath. At the back a venting hole. Mounted on an old marble base.