Description The satyr exemplifies the carefree world of Dionysus, god of wine. The original statue, now lost, was by the celebrated artist Praxiteles. The goat-eared satyr pours from a jug that was held in his upraised right hand into a shallow dish he held below. The sinuous curves and unmuscled adolescent body are hallmarks of Praxiteles' most celebrated works, as are the grace and charm of the subject.
|6/30/1988||Treatment||cleaned; loss compensation|
|1/01/1992||Technical Report||x-ray diffraction; other|
- From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
- Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001.
Provenance Porto d'Anzio, ca. 1890 [recovered during the excavations for the building of the Villa Mengarini, said to be from Antium (?)]; Margherita Mengarini, Rome and Anzio, ca. 1890, by excavation; Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, 1927, by purchase [Brummer inv. no. P4561]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1928, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928
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