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Imperial Romain Bronze Statuette of a Dwarf Silene from the 1st-2nd century A.D. In very good condition with superb patina even if the right hand is lost.
Roman, Roman Imperial
1st century A.D., 2nd century A.D.
H : 7 cm
Complete and in good condition even if the right hand is lost. Brown and green patina.
Modeled from a small terracotta plaque, this figurine belongs to a large group of statuettes known as “pappadès”, because of their polos (a high cylindrical hat) that makes them look like Orthodox priests.
This head was virtually carved in the round, but would have been inserted into a relief or a wall, as suggested by the rough rendering of the upper and, especially, the posterior part of the skull.
This seal, modeled in the shape of a stylized pig was carved from a cream-colored limestone.
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