Antefix In The Shape Of A Mask Of Silenos
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1972.49
Title
Antefix in the Shape of a Mask of Silenos
Classification
Architectural Elements
Work Type
architectural element
Date
c. 470-460 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Gela (Sicily)
Period
Classical period, Early
Culture
Greek
Location
Level 3, Room 3400, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta with traces of paint
Technique
Molded
Dimensions
23.5 cm h x 20 cm w x 14 cm d (9 1/4 x 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Charles L. Morley, (by 1960) sold; to Frederick M. Watkins, New Haven, CT, (1961-1972), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1972.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Frederick M. Watkins
Accession Year
1972
Object Number
1972.49
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1973)

Caroline Houser, Dionysos and His Circle: Ancient Through Modern, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1979), no. 35.

Stephen R. Wilk, Medusa: Solving the Mystery of the Gorgon, Oxford University Press (UK) (Oxford, NY, 2000), p. 166, fig. 9.7

Exhibition History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/31/1973 - 03/14/1973

Dionysos and His Circle: Ancient through Modern, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/10/1979 - 02/10/1980

Re-View: S422 Ancient & Byzantine Art & Numismatics, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 04/12/2008 - 06/18/2011

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted