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Head of an infant satyr or faun

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The head has been broken off near the top of the neck. The tip of one of the leaves of the wreath and the cluster of berries on the right eyebrow have been slightly injured. Pointed ears are visible below the wreath of ivy leaves and berries. The face has a troubled expression, imparted by...

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By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Roman, Imperial Period, about 2nd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 205; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).


Height x length (of face): 12 x 9.3 cm (4 3/4 x 3 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, fine-grained


The Ancient World