A Hellenistic stone vessel fragment of Silenus
Lot 11*
A Hellenistic stone vessel fragment of Silenus
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 9,409) inc. premium
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A Hellenistic stone vessel fragment of Silenus
Mesopotamia, circa 3rd-1st Century B.C.
The surface of the stone with a brownish-grey coating, Silenus with long hair and moustache and a full beard, from a large vessel with a convex exterior, 9½in (24cm) high, inscribed with a inventory note 'No 3216 Babylonia'

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  • Provenance:
    Joseph Klein Collection, formed in New York between 1941 and 1980. Thence by descent.

    Literature:
    A group of seven similar examples are said to originate from Iran, from Dinawar or Kermanshah. For two, cf. The Ernest Brummer Collection, vol II, Ancient Art, Hamburg, 1979, pp. 70-3, nos. 533-4. Two others are in the Walters Art Museum (accession nos. 21.1-2), Baltimore; another in Ascona, cf. F. Sarre, Die Kunst des alten Persien, Berlin, 1923, pl.53; and two others in Teheran, cf. R. Ghirshman, Parthians and Sassanians, London, 1962, pls.21-22.
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