Inventory number
E00029
Author
Anonymous
Title
Faun with kid
Chronology
130-150
Technique
Sculpted
Material
Marble
Dimensions
136 cm x 65 cm x 79 cm
School
Ancient Art
Theme
Mythology
On display
Yes
Provenance
Colección Real (Col. Cristina de Suecia; Col. Livio Odescalchi; San Ildefonso, Palacio Real, Col. Felipe V).

The satyr, whose half-animal nature is manifested in his pointed ears, horns and the tail on his back, bears a kid to a Dionysian festival.

The sculpture is a Roman copy of a Hellenistic original belonging to the second school of Pergamus (160-150 B.C.). It was discovered in Rome in 1675 during an archeological excavation at a sculptor's studio, which explains its surface's unfinished appearance. It was restored shortly afterwards by Ercole Ferrata (1610-1686).

 
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