Workshop of Severo Calzetta da Ravenna (Italian, active by 1496, died before 1543)
ca. 1520 or later
Indirect cast; copper alloy, dark brown with areas of black patina.
H. 25.5 cm.
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 958
In this tender vignette, a satyress looks downwards with a dreamy and pensive expression while an infant satyr at her knee glances upwards, grasping a bird in his right hand. The candle socket in the satyress's right hand and the shell-shaped inkwell would have provided illumination and ink for writing.
[Duveen Brothers, New York]. Acquired by Philip Lehman through Duveen, along with 1975.1.1395, in December 1926.