The Triumph of Silenus

Oil on canvas | 142.9 x 120.5cm | c. 1636

Nicolas Poussin

This playful scene celebrates Silenus, companion to Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and drunkenness. Silenus, a naked old man with a bald head, sits slumped on a throne to the left, supported by two men. Too drunk to stand, he balances one leg precari...
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