S27.3 SILENUS & INFANT DIONYSUS
|Museum Collection||State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg|
|Title||Silenus with the Infant Dionysus|
|Original / Copy||Roman copy of Greek bronze statue C4th B.C.|
|Date||C1st - 2nd A.D.|
The god Silenus holds the infant Dionysus (Roman Bacchus) in his arms. He is crowned with a wreath of ivy and berries leans against a tree-trunk draped with an animal-skin hide.