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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Sheet from a Sketchbook: The Triumph of Silenus; Sacrifice to Bacchus", 1800–10

type: Drawing

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Upper image. Silenus, supported by a Maenad, rides upon a donkey. He holds a bowl to his lips with his left hand and a pitcher in his right. He is accompanied by young satyrs. An elephant is shown in the rear. Lower image: A priest sacrifices wine at right. A woman in flowing robes leads a goat with her right hand and offers a dish laden with fruit and grapes with her left. She is accompanied by two young satyrs carrying a large pitcher. A temple and satyr herm are visible in the shadows.


Felice Giani


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