Base for a Satyr and Satyress Group

early 1500s or later
Overall: 33.7 x 14.9 x 18.4 cm (13 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 7 1/4 in.)
Location: not on view
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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.
Base for a Satyr and Satyress Group

Base for a Satyr and Satyress Group

early 1500s or later

Italy, possibly Padua, early 16th century or later

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