Terracotta Statuette of a Crouching Silenus

Culture: Greek
Period: End 5th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 9 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2345
Provenance: German private collection 1980s. Thence with Galerie Jürgen Haring in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Last at the Swiss art market.
Condition: Intact
Description: A hollow terracotta statuette of Silenus, formed from a mould. Dionysus’ tutor is here depicted as a drinker and reveller. He crouches nude with a big belly on a rounded basis and holds in his left hand a kantharos. He has thick black hair and a long, curly beard. With intensive red, white and black color remains.