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Venus and a Satyr

Venus and a Satyr

c. 1700

Ignaz Elhafen

(German, 1658-1715)


Overall: 15.5 x 12.4 x 3 cm (6 1/8 x 4 7/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1982.144


Elhafen depicted mythological scenes in many small ivory reliefs intended for domestic decoration. As with any work in ivory, the size of the tusk dictated this relief’s scale.
--David Silvernail (March 2013)

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