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Head of Silenus

  • Head of Silenus. Úbeda Archeological Museum. Jaén © Ministerio de Cultura

    Head of Silenus. Úbeda Archeological Museum. Jaén © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Sculpture

Date

1st century B.C. - 1st century A.D.

Cultural background

Roman

Original title

Cabeza de sileno
Úbeda Archeological Museum
Úbeda
Jaén, Andalusia
Jaén

Limestone head of a Silenus (old satyr) which may have been part of the Stalacci funerary monument (Úbeda la Vieja).

The head is a sculpture in relief. Its face is highly expressive thanks to the deeply perforated pupils, half-open mouth, thick moustache and bushy beard. The ears, separated from the head and shown from the front, are loosely worked. It was found in 1964-1965 and dates from the first quarter of the 1st century A.D.

Details of the work

Origin
Cortijo de Doña Aldonza, Úbeda, Jaén.

Object
Figure

Dimensions
Height, 42 cm; width, 34 cm; thickness, 21 cm.

Technique
Sculpted

Material
Limestone

  

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