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Bronze bust of a young satyr

Period:
Imperial
Date:
first half of the 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze, silver, copper
Dimensions:
H. 14 cm
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.230.25
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The young satyr holds grapes, quinces, and pomegranates in a fold of his garment. The whites of the eyes are inlaid with silver, the lips with copper.
Said to be from Rome

Barr-Sharrar, Beryl. 1984. "Towards a Chronology of the Roman Imperial Decorative Bust." Toreutik und figürliche Bronzen römischer Zeit, Ulrich Gehrig, ed. pp. 46, 49, fig. 20, n. 32, Berlin: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

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