Base for a Satyr and Satyress Group

Base for a Satyr and Satyress Group

early 1500s or later

Bronze

Overall: 33.7 x 14.9 x 18.4 cm (13 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1950.375

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Description

The pagan subject matter here was common in the 1500s and, with the pan pipes on the ground, indicates a scene of poetry and music. Long thought to be an ink stand, the two openings are now understood as possibly having housed a satyr and satyress.

See also
Collection: 
Sculpture
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Bronze

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