Origin: Egypt (Sinai)
Circa: 200 BC to 200 AD
Collection: Graeco Roman Terracotta Head Pendant
Additional Information: This unusual sculpture has been set in an 18-karat gold pendant.
Since the dawn of time, man has offered gifts to win the benign favor of his gods. The art of the terracotta votive reached its peak in the Hellenistic age, when the culture of classical Greece spread throughout the Mediterranean and the near east. This charming example, probably sculpted at Alexandria, depicts Silenus, comic companion of Dionysus, God of wine and merriment. Plump, given to excesses of pleasure, but not without dignity, Silenus was a beloved figure in classical myth. This lively pendant will make ideal adornment for those who believe in enjoying life to the fullest. - (FJ.3251)