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Satyr with Inkwell and Candleholder
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Satyr with Inkwell and Candleholder


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Description This satyr with big ears is drunk. His human half did the drinking, while his goat half has collapsed to the ground. The drinking bowl serves as an inkwell. Humorous combinations in the Roman style--mythical creatures such as the satyr--were a specialty of the workshop of the Paduan sculptor Riccio. However, the inattentive modeling suggests that this inkwell is a 16th-century "knock off," cast by someone else as an inexpensive imitation of a well-known style.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/24/1977Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Arnold Seligmann; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1525-1550 (Renaissance)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.616
Measurements
7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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