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Drunken Silenus
  • Jusepe de Ribera
    1588–1652
    born: Játiva, Valencia, Spain ; died: Naples, Italy
  • Drunken Silenus, 1628
  • Where object was made: Spain
  • etching, engraving
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 270 x 347 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 10 5/8 x 13 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0143
Description
Literature

A man with a large stomach reclines in front of a wine keg and holds a cup aloft in which a satyr pours wine. A satyr stands over him on the left hand side of the piece and places a garland of grape leaves over his head. A donkey's head is raised and braying at the right of the composition.