c19th italian verdegris bronze 'grand tour' souvenir figure of silenus

C19th Italian verdegris bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir figure of Silenus.


| $1,265 USD | €1,076 EUR

Item Ref

MLLE 137


C19th Italian verdegris bronze figure of Silenus . The original bronze statuette was excavated from the engulfed site of Pompeii in 1863 , this model designed to hold an oil or colza burner was modelled by Pietro Massulli and produced by the J.Chiurazzi & Fils Foundry in Naples ,and conceived as a base for an oil lamp.
Silenus wrapped in a loin cloth and grape-vine in his hair , a follower and mentor of Bacchus or Dionysus, the God of wine, is portrayed staggering , holding a serpent and supporting a ring with anthemion leaf motif decoration.
Verdigris/ 'faux' excavation patination . Naples, Italy c 1890.
H 24"
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Internal Ref: MLLE 137


Height = 60.9601 cm (24")
Width = 20.32 cm (8")
Depth = 20.32 cm (8")

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