Description This head possibly belonged to a grave monument. Circular holes in the head are probably for the insertion of horns, which along with the wreath identify the boy as a satyr, one of the followers of the Roman wine-god Bacchus. The upward gaze with spherical cavities indicating pupils date this piece to the Antonine period.
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Provenance Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924
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