Silenos

Detail from Athenian black-figure clay vase, about 550-500 BC. New York. Metropoliton Museum of Art 49.11.1. Rogers Fund 1911. Photo. Mus. 144769 pl. BA senior Satyr, sometimes called Pappasilenos, and shown as an old man often in theatrical situations. Also a Satyr known for his wisdom who is captured, drinking at a fountain of wine, for King Midas of Lydia.

Above: Detail from Athenian black-figure clay vase, about 550-500 BC. New York. Metropoliton Museum of Art 49.11.1. Rogers Fund 1911. Photo. Mus. 144769 pl. B © Metropoliton Museum of Art.