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Antique Meissen Figurine 2724 "Silenus on Donkey"

Antique Meissen Figurine 2724 "Silenus on Donkey"

$ 1,799.00

MANUFACTURE: Meissen (GERMANY)

NAME: Silenus on Donkey

YEAR: 1850 - 1924

SCULPTOR: Friederich Elias Meyer in 1760, reworked by Ernst August Leuteritz ca. 1850

NUMBER: 2724

CONDITION: Hand of Silenus, finger of Silenus, toes of Bacchus and donkey's ear were restored. Handle of basket and item in hand of Bacchus are missing. Minor damages of leaves.

HEIGHT: 8 1/2 inch / 21 cm

WIDTH: 8 1/2 inch / 21 cm

DEEP: 5 inch / 12 cm

Meissen porcelain figure group depicting a drunken Silenus slumped on a donkey's back, attended by his foster son Bacchus, the patron god of grape-growing and wine in Greek mythology, supporting his shoulder, a barebreasted maiden called Flora at their feet feeding grapes to the beast, and a putto at it's hind quarters, playfully grasping the donkey's tail.

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