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Pair of candlesticks

Date:
1775–85
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Gilt bronze, marble
Dimensions:
Height (each): 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm)
Classification:
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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