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  • Massimiliano Soldani-Benzi
    1656–1740
    born: Montevarchi, Italy ; died: Montevarchi, Italy
  • Autumn, circa 1715
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • bronze
  • Object Height/Width: 46.4 x 63.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 18 1/4 x 25 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1955.0093
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Relief sculpture. In the right foreground, a figure (identified as the god of viniculture) sits next to his wagon with a female figure (identified as Ariadne), while putti with thyrsus staves and masks tumble about his chariot, from which his two leopards have been unharnessed. On the left is seen a procession of the sort which was represented in many paintings-the drunken figure (identified as Silenus) astride a donkey, supported with difficulty by two fauns, while dancing satyrs, figures (identified as Maenads), and figures (identified as Bacchantes) cavort about him.