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Pompeiian Dancing Satyr - Item #224

$ 2,850.00

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28 Inches High x 12 Inches Wide x 16 Inches Deep (figure dimensions only)

Comes with base.

This dancing satyr was found in 1830 at a house in Pompeii that dates from the 2nd century B.C.E. and now bears the name "House of Faun." Fauns (Greek) and satyrs (Roman) were half men, half goat and were companions of Dionysus, the god of wine. Indeed, the satyr pictured here has enjoyed the flow of wine and is happily dancing along. The statue may be a Roman reproduction of an earlier Hellenistic Greek work.

REPRODUCED IN BRONZE ONLY.  ONE IN STOCK.

 

Artist: Unknown

Museum: National Archaeological Museum, Naples

Origin: House of the Faun, Pompeii

Time Period: Ancient Greek- Hellenistic/Ancient Roman, c. 300-100 B.C.E.

 

Sources:

"The Dancing Satyr or Faun from Pompeii." Cornell University Library Digital Collections, https://digital.library.cornell.edu/catalog/ss:2577535.

"House of the Faun." Pompeii: Parco Archeologico di Pompei, http://pompeiisites.org/Sezione.jsp?idSezione=7373.

Mattusch, Carol. "Dancing Faun." Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology. Edited by Nancy Thomson De Grummond, Routledge, 1996, section for the letter "D." Google Books, https://books.google.com/books?id=UuE4CQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false.

"Replica of the Dancing Faun from the House of the Faun, Pompeii." Harvard Art Museums, https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/art/310752.