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Head of a Male Goat
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Head of a Male Goat

15 - 30. White marble.
Not on display

This head of a goat, formerly in the collection of the Marquis of Carpio (1629-1687), is a fragment of a sculpture depicting a common subject in Antiquity, in which a small rider (Bacchus, Cupid or Venus) is mounted on the animal. On the right of the head are remains of a hand that would have been clutching the goat’s hair.

Technical data

Inventory number
Head of a Male Goat
15 - 30
White marble
Height: 40 cm; Width: 29 cm; Base/bottom: 37 cm; Weight: 37.4 Kg
Collection of VII Marquess of Carpio, Roma, 1676-1682; Collection of Casa de Alba; Royal Collection (Collection of Felipe V, Palacio de La Granja de San Ildefonso).

Bibliography +

Hubner, Emil, Die Antiken Bildwerke in Madrid, Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, Berlín, 1862, pp. 141.

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura., Imprenta y fototipia J. Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 75-76, lám.XLVIII, n.83.

Ricard, Robert, Marbres Antiques du Musee du Prado a Madrid, Feret & Fils, Burdeos, 1923, pp. 101.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la Escultura, por A. Blanco, Madrid, 1957, pp. 64.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la Escultura, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981.

Schröder, Stephan F., Catálogo de la escultura clásica: Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2004, pp. 318-320.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Sección Escultura, 1857. Núm. 473.
Cabeza de un macho cabrío de marmol Griego, con base cuadrada de marmol de Carrara. / Alto 1 pie, 6 pulg. / Y. la base 8 pulg.

Inscriptions +

Inscribed in black. Plinth

Update date: 10-05-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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