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Silenus Marsyas Terracotta Plaque

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Plate in terracotta with the bas - relief of Silenus worked in ancient technique. Trat from a 1st century matrix B.C. the ancient Greece, preserved in the Archaeological museum of Arezzo.

The plate depicts Silenus, the god of the river Marsyas, in a vintage scene. In Greek mythology, is the protagonist of the legend that sees him collect the flute thrown by the goddess Athena and then play it so divinely that the god Apollo decided to challenge him. 

The silenus was the spirit of grape pressing, and was often multiplied in a large group, that of the silenes, minor deities of the woods. In Greek art, these figures are represented with a bald head and equine legs and are present in almost all Dionysian images.

Wall plate with decorations

Beautiful reproduction with colored background and detailed engravings that will make your home more precious


  • Material: terracotta, handmade
  • Suitable for indoors and outdoors
  • Dimensions: 9,84" H (25 cm) x 6,88" W (17.5 cm) x 0,78" D (2 cm)
  • Weight: 1,63 inch (0.740 kg)

Produced in Italy

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