Pompeiian Dancing Satyr - Item #224
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
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.
Museum: National Archaeological Museum, Naples
Origin: House of the Faun, Pompeii
Time Period: Ancient Greece- Hellenistic/Ancient Rome, c. 300-100 B.C.E.
"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.