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Satyr's Head
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Satyr's Head


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Description Carved in high relief is a wreathed satyr's head is profile to the left, his neck and wreath extending beyond the circular back. The appliqué, originally a circular medallion but now damaged at the sides, ornamented the lower end of a fulcrum. The undecorated back surface has a central depression from which the once circular contour was compass drawn. The medallion would have been glued to the fulcrum, its back surface heavily scored for proper adhesion.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/18/1982Treatmentcleaned; examined for exhibition
Provenance Private collection, Paris, prior to 1910; Dr. B. and M.C. Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 1910, p 34. no. 340, pl. XXVI; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1914, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1914

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Creator
Period
1st century BCE-1st century CE
Medium
ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.595
Measurements
H: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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