Greek Terracotta Head of Silenos
An ancient Greek terracotta head of Silenos, bearded and bald with eyes half closed, and a garland around his head.
Ca.3rd - 1st century BC
Silenos was a semi-divine follower of Dionysus, usually depicted as bald and fat with a squat nose. He was the oldest and wisest of the God of Wine's retinue. He was usually drunk and had to be supported by satyrs or carried on a donkey.
Formerly in a Massachusetts private collection, acquired in the 19th century.