Satyr with Panther - Item #15
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STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
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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.
26 Inches High x 18 Inches Wide
This piece is a fragment of the relief identified only as “a maenad and two satyrs in a Bacchic procession.” Today, the two known originals are in the collections of the British Museum and the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. The other section of the relief is Item #14, Bacchic Dance.
The full relief depicts two fauns (or satyrs in Greek) and a bacchante (or maenad in Greek) celebrating their god Bacchus (or Dionysus in Greek), god of wine. The bacchante and faun on the right both play instruments. The bacchante’s drapery partially covers her body, while the faun only wears an animal hide over his left shoulder. The other faun, the one in this fragment, has an animal hide draped over his extended left arm and carries a thyrsus, which was a staff bore by Bacchus and his followers. A panther walks beside him. The figures are in the style of 4th century B.C.E. Athenian art.
Museum: British Museum, London, and National Archaeological Museum, Naples
Origin: British Museum's - Roma Vecchia, Via Appia, Rome, and National Archaeological Museum's - Herculaneum
Time Period: Ancient Roman - Neo-Attic, 1st century B.C.E. - 1st century C.E.
1911 Catalog ID # - 7065
"Bacchic Procession (a maenad and two satyrs in bacchic or Dionysian procession) from Herculaneum." Scala Archives, http://www.scalarchives.com/web/ricerca_risultati.asp.
"Marble relief: a maenad and two satyrs in a Bacchic procession." Museum number 1805, 0703.128. The British Museum, http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=460401&partId=1&place=81308&page=1.