S37.1 MARINE CENTAUR & SILENUS
|Museum Collection||Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|Catalogue No.||Louvre Ma3091|
|Title||Marine Centaur and Silenus|
|Context||Discovered on Esquilin Mount in Rome|
|Original / Copy||Roman copy of a Greek statue from a group by Scopas C4th B.C.|
|Date||C1st - 2nd A.D.|
The elderly satyr Silenus rides across the sea on the back of an Ichthyocentaur (marine centaur). The rustic god is depicted as a plump, balding little man. The marine deity has the upper body of a beardless youth, the lower foreparts of a horse, and the coiling tail of a serpentine fish.