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Seated Female Satyr

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A female satyr is seated on an outcropping of rock with a tree trunk at her right side across which lies a thrysus. She has goat's legs and cloven hooves. Her right arm extends across her lower torso and with her right hand she taps a tambourine held in her left hand. She is nude except for two...

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Rothschild collection, London [see note 1]. 1947, Wildenstein and Co., New York; September 10, 1947, sold by Wildenstein to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965) NOTES: [1] This provenance was provided by Wildenstein and Co. at the time of the object's acquisition by Forsyth Wickes (September 10, 1947). Whether Wildenstein had acquired it directly from the Rothschild family is not known.

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

French, about 1790

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Overall: 34.4 cm (13 9/16 in.) Other (diam of self-base): 21.7 cm (8 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Terracotta with self-base