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Silenus | Sicilian red figure vase painting
Museum Collection The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu
Catalogue No. Malibu 86.AE.399
Beazley Archive No. N/A
Ware Sicilian Red Figure
Shape Lekythos, Fragment
Painter Attributed to the Lentini Group
Date ca. 350 - 325 B.C.
Period Late Classical / Early Hellenistic


Silenus (either the god or one of the Silens) sits on a large wineskin playing a double-flute. He is depicted as plump, hairy, little man with a balding pate and the ears and tail of an ass. A tympanum (a type of drum or tambourine) rests by his side.


Silenus, Silens, Tityri