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Satyr Pouring Wine

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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.
Date Description Narrative
6/30/1988Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation
1/01/1992Technical Reportx-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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Original: ca. 370-360 BCE; Roman copy: 1st century BCE-1st century CE (Classical-Roman)
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43 5/16 x 15 3/8 x 8 11/16 in. (110 x 39 x 22.1 cm)
  • Italy, Anzio (Antium) (Place of Discovery)


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