At A Glance
Considered one of the masterpieces of antiquity and originally carved in marble
Praxiteles was a renowned ancient Greek Attic sculptor
This bronze reproduction was cast from the original in the Louvre in Paris
Considered one of the masterpieces of antiquity, this sculptural group was originally carved in marble by Praxiteles, a renowned ancient Greek Attic sculptor. In Greek mythology Silenus is known as the chief of the satyrs’, a troop of male companions of Pan and Dionysus who roamed the woods and mountains. He is holding his foster son, Bacchus, the god of wine, who is crowned with grape leaves.
This bronze reproduction, purchased by the Fairmount Park Art Association (now the Association for Public Art) in 1885, was cast from the original in the Louvre by the Barbedienne Foundry in Paris.
This artwork is part of the Along Kelly Drive tour