THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART

Mythology in the Art | Greek mythology | Silenuses
1. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Silen and maenad (a fragment of a scene of feast of Dionysus).
A short wall of a sarcophagus.
White marble. Mid-2nd cent. CE.
Arezzo, Civic Archaeological Museum.
2. CERAMICS. Rome.
Clay slab of the Campana type with representation of Silenus, Eros and Maenad.
Terracotta.
Augustan age (27 BCE — 14 CE).
Baia, Archaeological Museum of the Phlegraean Fields.
3. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Statue of “silenus”.
Marble.
Florence, Palazzo Corsini.
4. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Lenos sarcophagus with Dionysiaс scenes (side 2).
Marble. Ca. 210 CE.
Inv. No. II 1a 231.
Moscow, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.
5. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Bacchus finding Ariadne.
Fresco from Pompeii.
Fourth style. 60—79 CE.
Inv. No. 9271.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
6. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Bacchus finding Ariadne.
Fresco from Pompeii.
Fourth style. 60—79 CE.
Inv. No. 9271.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
7. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Ikarios plays host to Dionysos.
Neo-Attic relief.
Marble. Late 1st cent. BCE — early 1st cent. CE.
Inv. No. 6713.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
8. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Old Satyr and Hermaphroditus.
Fresco from Pompeii (IX, 1, 22, Home of Epidius Sabinus, tablinum).
50—79 CE.
Inv. No. 27875.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
9. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Sacral-idyllic scene before of the sanctuary of Cybele.
Fresco from Pompeii (VII. 6. 28).
25—45 CE.
Inv. No. 8845.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum, Hall LXXI.
10. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Lenos shaped sarcophagus with Dionysus on a panther, also known as “Badminton sarcophagus”.
White marble. 260—270 CE.
Inv. No. 55.11.5.
New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
11. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Borghese vase.
Pentelic marble. Neo-attic work of the second half of the 1st century BCE.
H. 172 cm; B. 135 cm.
Inv. No. MR 985 / Ma 86.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
12. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Borghese vase. Detail: satyr and drunken silenus.
Pentelic marble. Neo-attic work of the second half of the 1st century BCE.
Inv. No. MR 985 / Ma 86.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
13. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Dramatic poet plays host to Dionysus (so-called “Icarios’ feast”).
Neo-Attic relief.
Marble. Roman copy of the 2nd cent. CE from Greek model of late 2nd cent. BCE.
Inv. Nos. MR 719 / Ma 1606.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
14. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Silenus cradling the infant Dionysus.
Marble. Roman copy of 1st-2nd cent. CE after a bronze Greek original of ca 300 BCE presumably by Lysippos.
Inv. No. MR 346 (Ma 922).
Paris, Louvre Museum.
15. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Silenus cradling the infant Dionysus (close-up).
Marble. Roman copy of 1st-2nd cent. CE after a bronze Greek original of ca 300 BCE presumably by Lysippos.
Inv. No. MR 346 (Ma 922).
Paris, Louvre Museum.
16. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Silenus with the Infant Dionysos.
Marble.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
17. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Dionysus and Ariadne.
Fresco of the early 4th style from Pompeii (House of the Gold Bracelet, VI 17, 42).
Inv. No. 41658.
Pompeii, Archaeological Park of Pompeii.
18. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Dionysus and Ariadne.
Fresco of the 4th style from Pompeii (House of the Gold Bracelet, VI 17, 42).
Inv. No. 41658.
Pompeii, Archaeological Park of Pompeii.
19. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Dionysus and Ariadne. Detail: Silenus.
Fresco of the 4th style from Pompeii (House of the Gold Bracelet, VI 17, 42).
Inv. No. 41658.
Pompeii, Archaeological Park of Pompeii.
20. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Dancing Silenus.
Marble. Roman copy after a Greek original by Lysippos of the 4th century BCE (?)..
Rome, Museum and Gallery of Villa Borghese.