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Carved ivory Silen Decoration from a Bed Greek 2nd century BCE

Carved ivory Silen Decoration from a Bed Greek 2nd century BCE
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"The silen is recognized by his bald head, fleshy nose, and pointed ear. The piece ornamented the armrest of a bed. Beds grew in popularity during Hellenistic times and were often decorated with ivory, which was available due to increased trade with Asia and Africa." - Walters Art Museum

Photographed at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.
Date: 2005-03-01 04:40:02



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