Satyr Head

500s BCE
Overall: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)
Location: 102D Pre-Roman
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Satyrs are nature spirits and followers of the wine god Dionysos.


This head of an equine-eared satyr likely comes from a mold-made terracotta antefix. He has a wide nose, a furrowed brow, and almond-shaped eyes. Traces of pigment remain in the wavy incised beard and lips. A garland, perhaps made of pointed leaves, adorns the hair. It was likely part of a larger Etruscan temple antefix of an intertwined satyr and maenad because of its identical nature to other satyr heads from complete antefixes.
Satyr Head

Satyr Head

500s BCE


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