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Statue group of a satyr, a maenad, and Eros

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The three figures have been broken and carefully rejoined. Most of the plinth under the larger figures is restored, only that at the maenad's drapery and right foot remaining. Eros has lost both feet and all his plinth. His right wing was made separately and attached with an iron pin. A modern...

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Provenance

By 1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, 3, Pa. (said to have been found at Aphrodisias in Caria); January 10, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 15,000.-.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Roman, Late Imperial Period, 3rd–4th century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Turkey

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 197; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: satyr: 81 cm (31 7/8 in.); maenad: 82 cm (32 5/16 in.); Eros: 49.1 cm (19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.1a-b

Medium or Technique

Marble from the Greek islands or Southwest Asia Minor, possibly the quarry of Göktepe.

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture