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Marble statuette of a satyr

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble, Pentelic ?
Dimensions:
H. 12 5/16 in. (31.3 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.232.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
Copy of a Greek work of the 2nd century B.C.

The pointed ears, shaggy hair, and wattles on the neck indicate that this little figure is a satyr, one of the followers of Dionysos.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 213, p. 108, pls. 149d-f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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