Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pair of candlesticks

French, Paris
Gilt bronze, marble
Height (each): 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm)
Metalwork-Gilt Bronze
Credit Line:
Bequest of Edward C. Post, 1930
Accession Number:
30.58.12, .13
Not on view
The satyrs, with their goatlike hairy legs and hooves, were the attendants of Dionysius. They stand on tambourines, which were an essential part of Dionysian rites.
Wright E. Post ; Edward C. Post (until 1915; bequeathed to MMA)
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