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Young satyr

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The young male figure with a fillet around his thick wiry hair bends over and gazes downwards to his right. His right leg is advanced and his left leg bears the weight of his body. The two small horns projecting from the forehead and the long pointed ears suggest that this is a faun or a young...

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Provenance

By 1860: from the villa of the Anicii on the Via Latina [see C. Vorster, Römische Skulpturen des späten Hellenismus und der Kaiserzeit 1 (1994), pp. 174, no. 8]; by date unknown: Lanckoronski Collection, Vienna; 1967: probably with Sotheby & Co. (auction of a collection of antiquities, property of the Countess Adelheid Lanckoronska, London, June 12, 1967, lot 35); purchased at the Sotheby auction by Ferrer; by 1973: Benjamin Rowland, Jr. Estate; bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr. to MFA, February 13, 1974.

Credit Line

Bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr.

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 150–200

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 172; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 95 cm (37 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1974.127

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture