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GrB058
Hellenistic bronze Satyr seated on a rock
3rd-2nd century BC.
H. 7.5cm. W. 8cm.
Perfect condition. Fine smooth green patina.

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The young Satyr is seated on a rock, nude, holding the shepherd’s crook in his left hand, rests on his bent left leg. His right arm is raised with the hand at his forehead and the right leg is extended forward. A large bunch of grapes is laid next to his right side. He has a short tail at the back and pointed ears.
The figure is modeled with elongated proportions and fine anatomical details. The muscular body in the resting posture reminds of the Barberini Faun – the marble sculpture of the drunken satyr (230-200 BC).

Cf. Stewart, A., Greek Sculpture. An Exploration, Vol II,Yale 1990, p.676


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