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Roman Marble head of Satyr, 1st Century AD

Roman Marble head of Satyr, 1st Century AD


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1166601
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An exquisite Roman marble head of Satyr, dated from 1st-2nd Centuries AD

Facial features reveal attractive young chubby male face with snub nose; lips slightly parted and mouth agape revealing teeth. Prominent cheekbones lidded almond-shaped eyes under shaggy eyebrows and gnarled furrowed forehead. Luxurious thick curling hair, wearing a wreath of overlapping ivy leaves, the back of the wreath joined together with strap.

The Roman Satyr was goat-like from waist down, with a man’s torso and head complete with horns. In classical mythology, Silenus was the head of the Satyrs, who were rebellious creatures yet cowardly, they were unruly followers of “Bacchus god of wine and merriment” dancing and playing pipes as they enjoyed the grape harvest.

Measurements: 12 cm
Width: 6 cm
Height on stand: 23 cm

Nicely mounted on a plexi-glass “Lucite:” display stand of high quality

Found in Samaria 45 miles north of Jerusalem, Israel

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