Roman Bronze Young Satyr

Roman · 1st century A.D.

Material

Bronze

Dimensions

H: 9.8 cm (3.8 in)

Reference

35534

Price

$58,000

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Overview

This expressive young satyr has pointed animal ears and small horns at the forehead, poking through unruly curly locks of hair that spiral from the crown. He turns to the left, his face cast upwards, highlighting finely incised fur is visible on the goatskin tied at his shoulder. The bust’s rounded shape indicates the piece was the terminal of a fulcrum, once attached to a sofa.

Provenance

Art market, prior to 1998;

Sotheby’s, New York, 17 December 1998, lot 153;

The Gilbert Collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts, acquired in New York, 17 December 1998.

Published

Sotheby’s, New York, 17 December 1998, lot 153;

The Gilbert Collection: by Phoenix Ancient Art, New York, 2019, no. 207

Exhibited

La Biennale, Grand Palais, Paris, 11-17 September 2019;

PAD London, Berkeley Square, London, 30 September 6 – October 2019;

Salon Art + Design, Park Avenue Armory, New York, November 2019