270 den. (4.5 €)

Satyrs are forest deities, excellent flute players, cheerful companions of Dionysus, lovers of good wine and women, always ready for a physical pleasure. They are often depicted as a strongly built man with large pointed ears, horse tail, long curly hear with wine or ivy wreaths, long beard and small, flat noses. The mature image of a Satyr on the lamp perhaps is depiction of Silenus, the teacher and faithful companion of the wine-god Dionysus. A thyrsos, pine-cone tipped rod of Dionysus is also depicted next to the deity. The oil lamp was made in some of the North African pottery workshops during the 2nd century AD. 



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