Description The pointed ears, tousled hair, and mischievous facial expression identify this head, broken off from a statue, as that of a young satyr. Satyrs were mostly human mythological creatures who often sported the tail, ears and perhaps the legs of a goat. They were unruly followers of Bacchus, god of wine, and were popular subjects for art in antiquity and later periods.
Provenance Piero Tozzi, Florence and New York, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, 1925, by purchase [Brummer inv. no. P2329]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1926, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1926
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