Kneeling Satyr

Kneeling Satyr

c. 1520

cast after a model by the workshop of

Severo da Ravenna

(Italian, c.1496-c.1543)


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.

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