Classical Contrasts 31 – Silenus

Silenus was a companion of the god of wine Dionysus and leader of the satyrs.  Sometimes a purveyor of wisdom.  Parentage various, including Pan and Hermes. 

Figure: Silenus with the Infant Baccus, French School, c. 1800-99, bronze; origin Colworth House, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire.

Silenus 1, Anglesey Abbey
Silenus 2, Anglesey Abbey
Silenus 3, Anglesey Abbey
Silenus 4, Anglesey Abbey
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