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Fragment of a terracotta relief

Period:
Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/2 in. (8.89 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.210.153
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Satyr under a grape arbor

The satyr wears a fawn skin with the legs tied over his chest. He appears to be sleeping. It is unclear whether this is a simple genre scene or, possibly, a situation drawn from the theater. The original shape and purpose of the relief are also difficult to reconstruct.
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