Terracotta Figure of an Ithyphallic Silenus

Culture: Greek/Attic
Period: 5th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 8.5 cm high
Price: 1 600 Euro
Ref: 2436
Provenance: From the private collection of the French archaeologist Louis-Gabriel Bellon (1819-1899). For over 120 years in the family estate.
Condition: Head and right upper arm reattached. Some wear on the upper body and on the feet.
Description: Terracotta statuette of an ithyphallic Silenus from the Classic period. Dionysus’ bearded servant has his left arm pushed against the hip and reaches with the right one forward. Silenus stands wide-legged on both feet and on his long tail of the same length. The oversized phallus is erected along the torso. From an Attic workshop.