Citation"The Misfortunes of Silenus
(Piero di Cosimo) , 1940.85,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Dec 04, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/299818.
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This painting shows three simultaneous scenes of the same figures painted in the left, right, and center sections of the image. On the left, a group of light-skinned figures stands around a nude elderly man. Two figures hold his head with their hands. One dips his left hand into a bowl. In the middle, the nude man holds a stick while falling off a black horse in front of a gnarled dead tree. On the right, the nude man sits in the foreground while a nude faun-like figure grabs his forearm. A crowd of light-skinned, mostly nude figures sit behind them.