Severo da Ravenna (Italian, c.1496-c. 1543)
Bronze, Overall: 23.4 cm (9 3/16 in.). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1985.86
Greek and Roman art and literature typically used satyrs as a form of grotesque comic relief, but Renaissance artists adopted them as jovial celebratory figures of nature and revelry.
National Gallery/Alexander Soutzos Museum, Athens (12/22/2003 - 3/31/2004): "In the Light of Apollo: Italian Renaissance and Greece" cat. no. VIII.35, p. 384 and p. 346.
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