Giovanni Zoffoli Vase, Italian, mid 18thcentury.
In Basalt black on Sienna base.
Also known as the Borghese vase, it is one of the most influential vases from antiquity, decorated with carved scenes, depicting the
feast of Baccus, and figures escorting the drunken Silenus.
The original was purchased by Napoleon, and from 1645 until 1807 It was housed in the Villa Borghese.
The original is now in the Louvre, which was first recorded in
52 cm tall.