Statue of a Satyr in Repose

Statue of a Satyr in Repose

A young Satyr is recognizable by the pointed ears and the panther skin that crosses diagonally the torso. The pose is strongly unbalanced, he leans with his right arm on a trunk that provides support but that also evokes the rural ambiance of the scene. His face, plump and fleshy, is framed by a richly detailed hairstyle, the locks are rendered thanks to the use of the drill and give a remarkable chiaroscuro effect. The treatment of the nude is soft and sinuous. It is an excellent copy of Praxiteles' Satyr in repose, identification proposed by Winckelmann and Visconti.
The creation of the prototype, which had considerable success, dates back to around 330 BC.

Inventory: MT 113

Material: White marble

Technique: Work sculpted through the use of: chisels (also square-tipped and toothed) rasps

Dating: Imperial age

Origin: Giustiniani Collection