Satyr

Greek
Hellenistic Period
200–50 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 133; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Overall: 4.9 × 2.8 × 2.1 cm (1 15/16 × 1 1/8 × 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.08.32b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

He is kneeling and ithyphallic, right hand shading the eyes and the left on his ankle. Recalls terracotta grotesques from Smyrna.
Greenish black patina, with metallic and earthy encrustation.

Provenance

1898, purchased in Smyrna by Edward Perry Warren (b. 1860 - d. 1928), London; 1908, gift of Edward Perry Warren to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 1, 1910)

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren